The insiders guide to smartphone launches

Reading Time: 2 minutes MWC is one of the key dates in the diary for smartphone launches by manufacturers. Apple marches to the beat of its own drum, but Android manufacturers try and go close to MWC: Samsung has gone out the week before with its foldable smartphones Huawei starts off at MWC as one of a series of […]

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Reading Time: 2 minutes The Kraft Heinz experiment in radical cost-cutting has failed. | LinkedIn – imagine if 3G Capital had succeeded in their hostile bid Unilever as well? Number of ‘McRefugees’ increasing, study finds | HKEJ Insight – a seven fold increase over 6 years. More on the background on McRefugees Luxury Brands Learn How to Speak Streetwear […]

Is there a luxury smartphone segment?

Reading Time: 3 minutes There are luxury smartphones, but is there a meaningful luxury smartphone segment? From Apple’s iPhone price inflation to Huawei and Blackberry’s Porsche Design devices, manufacturers have looked to cater to a ‘luxury’ consumer. Prior to this is you had the Vertu phone with its concierge service and niche players like Goldvish catering for the the […]

Things that made my day this week

Reading Time: 1 minute Happy new year! I actually slept through the new year’s celebrations, so missed out on the fireworks and and free tube travel. One has to wonder about Amazon and IP enforcement Vuzix have launched a set of consumer facing glasses – if you can think that a $1,000 smartphone accessory is a consumer product. It […]

Most popular blog posts of 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s that time of year again when I reflect on the things that I’ve done and what I can learn from the year. I wanted to get this out there whilst I still have a bit of respite from the holiday cheer.  In reverse order Reuse, re-edit and remix – the quality and impact of […]