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Top 5 recent fails in Smartphone Technology
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Top 5 recent fails in Smartphone Technology

The smartphone world in the last 3 years have seen more hype than ever before, three new operating systems came to life: iphone OS (rebranded iOS), android OS and webOS. With all the innovations and the attempts in innovations there were a few who failed, both technology-wise and in PR blunders. This is my top 5 list of smartphones and their technologies in the last 3 years that deserve a big failing grade. 5. Nokia N-gage 2.0 The N-gage 2.0 gaming platform was one of the most hyped and promising innovation of the time. The gaming service touted chatrooms, online gaming, scoreboards and an on-device storefront to purchase games-the first true appstore. Nokia carried out heavy marketing and touted the service as the future of mobile gaming, however what followed was one of the biggest...
Nokia and Palm’s Dilemma
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Nokia and Palm’s Dilemma

Nokia and palm both were leaders in the smartphone segment of the mobile phone market. This leadership is not about market share, it is about innovation which we have seen brought forward by several newcomers to the smartphone market recently. Arguably the most innovative step made since 2003 was the iPhone, not in features but in bringing a completely new front to the smartphone battle. The iPhone lacks a plethora of features and is even branded as a simple dumbphone by some, however no one can deny that the iPhone was a remarkable step in bringing the former niche touchscreen segment to normal mobile phone users. The touchscreen devices prior to 2007 were mostly seen as unwieldy, nerdy and quite complicated to the average user, the iPhone changed that. what does the iPhone have to do wit...