With the curtains closed on this year’s Mobile World Congress, Edwin Yapp takes a look at some of the more notable device announcements.
The curtain call for Blackberry, one of the pioneers and maker of the most popular smartphones in history, is coming down sooner than many would like, as efforts to turn around its fortune continue to hit snag after snag.
The launch of the much-anticipated Microsoft Surface RT in Malaysia recently was supposed to herald a new era in mobile computing for the company, but industry observers are not convinced that the market will embrace it openly, writes Edwin Yapp.
The speculation that Facebook was going to launch its own mobile phone came to naught last week with the social networking giant merely introducing a more tightly-integrated functionality with a selected number of Android-based smartphones. Edwin Yapp examines why.
Does yet another ecosystem in the mobile operating system arena make sense? Edwin Yapp looks at the announcement of the Firefox operating system at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress.
The dust is settling after the full-of-pomp launch of its latest smartphones, the unveiling of its new software operating system and the name-change from Research in Motion to BlackBerry; still, pundits and analysts are still no closer to answering the question as to whether the company will survive in an increasingly competitive smartphone world.
Apple's stock has tumbled since the introduction of its new products in March 2012. Some have been quick to judge the tech juggernaut as having lost its innovative ways since Steve Jobs passed away 15 months ago. But while it's too early to call curtains on Apple, competitive pressures are forcing it to innovate, writes Edwin Yapp.
As consumers in the US prepare to welcome Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10.1, an analyst believes that the Korean giant’s stab at the tablet market will make little difference to Apple’s iPad dominance in this sector.