Hands-on with the new 2014 HTC One (M8)

Last year, HTC decided to rethink and completely redo its flagship Android phone. The result was the classy HTC One (M7). Taking the best of HTC One X, a noble but flawed product, HTC made a whole new chassis and surprised everyone. The One went on to win many awards all over the world but…

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Facebook Home- First impressions

Facebook recently announced its latest and arguably biggest mobile initiative in the form of Facebook Home. I had a chance to install the service on a Galaxy S3 Android handset and here are my first impressions What is Facebook Home? Facebook Home is an Android launcher which replaced the traditional Android home screen with a Facebook…

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Apple vs. Samsung: It affects you.

Like many of you, I have been following the Apple vs. Samsung case with great interest. As a mobile technologist, it affects every aspect of the business I am in and beyond that, this is one of if not the largest technology patent litigation, in, ever. On Friday evening, Judge Lucy Koh’s jury in San…

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The Facebook Phone

There has been a lot of speculation in the last couple of weeks about Facebook making its own phone. I wanted to write a post on what this could mean to the eco-system in general and Facebook in particular. Facebook has not had a good month by any yard stick. What should have been a…

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Do smartphone specs matter?

The motivation for this post came from reading this very topical article by David Pogue of NYTimes. Why topical you ask?. I was obsessing (as was the technorati) about the lack of latest and greatest specs on the  new Nokia flagship phone- the Lumia 900 that launched on Easter Sunday. This phone has divided the tech bloggers…

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The rise of the superphone

It used to be that the smartphone was the data and media capability rich big brother to the humble voice capability focused feature phone. That was until the iPhone and to a certain degree the first Droid phone arrived. Today, we dont talk much about smartphones as being the cool devices to desire. Instead we have…

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The next iPhone

The iPhone is the single largest selling smartphone in the last decade and continues to power ahead in the US and global markets. Much of China and India are relatively untapped by the iPhone phenomenon due to pricing and availability with favored carriers. So the future looks bright for the next iPhone, expected to be…

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