18 Questions to ask before buying a new mobile phone.
Is AR (augmented relaity) transcending success of QR codes? At CES 2013, TeliBrahma Technologies shows new experiences they’re developing for smarphones (by IntelFreePress)
Analysts questioning how 7-inch tablets, convertible touchscreen notebooks will redefine PCs leading into the Consumer Electronics Show — Tablets, Competing Form Factors to Dominate CES 2013.
Tablets will take center stage at CES 2013, but Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies, expects the focus to be on new 7-inch tablets. Rob Enderle, principal analyst at Enderle Group, says that these new tablets will face stiff competition from souped-up smartphones while more new 10-inch and larger tablets will be countered by new Ultrabook computers that convert from a thin notebook into a tablet. John Jackson, vice president at IDC, says this CES could reveal whether or not tablets remain a distinct device or is seen as a logical evolution of the PC.
As the first day comes to a close, much of these predictions came true, as there’s talk of high quality and value smartphones (and possibly an iPhone mini), marriage of phone and tablets dubbed phablets, convertible Ultrabook-tablets and adaptable table-top touch screen all-in-one PCs.
Demand for smartphones priced at less than $150, lower than today’s premium smartphones, is spurring competition among chipmakers. However, in an interview with John Jackson, vice president of research at IDC, companies will take different approaches to success. He explains why some chipmakers will rush into the market while others may not.
Full story: Value Smartphone Battle Heats Up.
In the U.S., wireless carriers are selling into the value segment with new LTE, or so-called 4G-ready smartphones. Verizon Wireless is selling a LG Lucid smartphone for $79.99 after rebate and with a 2-year agreement. AT&T is poised to release theNokia Lumia 900 running Windows Phone.
A mounting body of evidence finds that the spread of mobile technology is adding to news consumption, strengthening the appeal of traditional news brands and even boosting reading of long-form journalism. But the evidence also shows that technology companies are strengthening their grip on who profits, according to the 2012 State of the News Media report by Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.
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Can’t they all just get along? New “Intel home brewed” apps helping smartphones, tablets and PCs to Pair & Share photos and videos, and Teleport contacts and messaging.
New Intel Applications Connect Smart Phones, Tablets To PCs http://intel.ly/ql1BS7.