By Aldo Panessidi
With 2011 coming to a close, speculation on the upcoming technology of 2012 is beginning to run rampant. So, to help keep you in “the know,” here are a few smartphones, technology upgrades, and the like. Manufacturers will be releasing a plethora of new innovative protective solutions and premium electronic accessories to protect, personalize and enhance your mobile devices
Samsung has had a great year with consistent performance with strong sales from its Galaxy cell phones coupled with its Galaxy Tablet and related mobile device accessories. To continue the momentum of 2011, Samsung will be launching the Galaxy Note - touted to be a “new category of product” in early 2012.
At the moment no specific carrier has been chosen to feature this smartphone, but with the revolutionary “buzz” around the release, it will likely be a time limited exclusive agreement with one of the larger service providers. Unlocked cell phone relieve dependency on service provider long term contracts... choose the service provider you want and negotiate a low cost service package that meets your lifestyle and needs.
How Global are smartphone consumers REALLY?
According to the mobile strategy firm, VisionMobile, there has been a marked increase in smartphone shipments in 2010-2011. In the same report, they also indicated that the use of global smartphones in comparison is rather lukewarm and tepid: 27%. One reason for this may be the limited global smart phones offered by carriers, especially in corporate purchasing plans and contacts. More and more consumers are personalizing their mobile devices with accessories that offer both superior protection and trend-setting fashion.
No doubt global smartphone shipments would jump to a more comparable rate if the major carriers offered greater choices, but the exclusivity of their phone offerings precludes the same array of choices available to consumers considering unlocked smartphones.
RIM – strategic play
Whether RIM has a fortune teller on staff or they were remarkably prepared to lose their greatest market differentiator (their secure OS). In light of this fiasco, they may retain their cherished government and enterprise customers with a new platform. It allows IT administrators to better manage the newest endpoints to the network: smartphones and tablets. In this rapidly consumer need driven mobility industry the beauty of this platform is that non-RIM OS platforms such as Apple and Android will be better centrally managed.