Sierra Wireless is based on Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. They are betting their future on machine-to-machine communication using Internet IP-based technology and wireless communication. Sierra has become the world's biggest manufacturer and designer of devices that enable machine-to-machine wireless communication.
I am beginning to wonder if mobile devices are essentially recycled knock-offs of one another and the true innovation in the mobile space is taking place in the **medium** not the device.
I recently had a phone interview and while I was talking to the recruiter about various mobile platforms, it dawned on me that most of these platforms are derivatives of each other and they are more alike than they are different. Let's face it, all mobile devices have touch screens, maps, cameras, an app store, fairly similar iOS derived interfaces, and wireless connectivity. That wireless connection becomes a medium when sound, video, text, and pictures are displayed on a touch display.
Which office would you like to work in? Is it all hype, drama, and over-spending. Can't people just be given a desk and good people to work with?
We look at the evolution of the office space from a tightly controlled functional space into strange variations that walk the fine line between cool and contrived. Would you want a volcano, bean bags, Ikea kids furniture, and a McDonalds style desk layout in your office? One office looks like a downtown trendy bar.
This smartphone will likely be appealing to consumers who still crave BlackBerry’s full keyboard but want to have the new operating system.
There is a lot of PR posturing and threats are going backwards and forward. Unfortunately the damage may have already been done.
On Thursday 11 April 2013, analyst firm Detwiler Fenton alleged in a research report to their clients that BlackBerry customers were returning their Z10 units in higher than normal numbers to U.S. carrier Verizon. In some cases, the returns were reported to exceeded sales. This is a strong statement and it is difficult to unpack what is motivating this report.
Apple is evaluating the feasibility of using IGZO displays across their iPad, iPad mini and iPhone products in 2013. Apple is in further discussions with Sharp over IGZO panel production capacity estimates for 2013 and is also inquiring about whether AU Optronics' (AUO) L5C line could be used to produce the technology.
My biggest fear is that BlackBerry just caught up and now is about to be leapfrogged by Apple, Google, and Samsung who have been working on their next innovations over the last year.