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 … Read moreIs there a luxury smartphone segment?

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 … Read moreThings that made my day this week

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 … Read moreMost popular blog posts of 2018

Throwback gadget: Nokia N950

Reading Time: 5 minutes Nokia N950 origins The Nokia N950 was designed at a weird time. Nokia’s position as the premier smartphone maker was under siege from Android and iPhone after seeing off the Palm OS and numerous iterations of Windows Phone. Nokia had missed the boat on devices with capacitive touch displays. It was using a smartphone operating … Read moreThrowback gadget: Nokia N950

Apple Special Event – September 12, 2018

Reading Time: 4 minutes Random notes as I watched the iPhone Xr/s and Apple Watch Series 4 launch. Watching the introductory clip, this felt like an event designed mostly for an internal audience. The events have become a parody of themselves with very well worn tropes. Company and eco-system update Apple stores: 500,000,000 visitors per year. The stores have … Read moreApple Special Event – September 12, 2018