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A game of ecosystems: Crashing the Android party

[In a game of ecosystems, it it possible to bend the rules? Research Director Andreas Constantinou examines the few technologies that can bring the Android ecosystem on non-Android devices - compatibility layers, virtualisation or emulators - and their impact in a post-'Googlerola' world] A game of ecosystems The mobile industry in 2011 is an industry…

The mobile services landscape: Can OEMs compete with platform vendors?

Growing competition and price pressures push handset makers to seek new ways to differentiate. This increasingly means services. VisionMobile Research Partner Michael Vakulenko compares service offerings of leading handset makers, explaining why OEMs will struggle to create meaningful differentiation through services.

RIM: a leap ahead in user experience, but can it execute?

[RIM's acquisition of UI firm TAT marked the largest mobile software M&A of 2010. Research Director Andreas Constantinou explains why the acquisition places RIM a leap ahead of the top-10 OEMs in terms of UI capabilities and asks - can RIM execute on the promise?] In December, RIM surprised industry observers by buying TAT (The Astonishing…

BlackBerry: A Dual Personality Disorder?

[RIM is torn between two very different market segments: Enterprise mobile messaging and text-addicted consumers. Amidst troubling signs for RIM's future, the company needs to reconcile its dual personality. VisionMobile Research Partner Michael Vakulenko explains why RIM needs to create separate product experiences for business users and consumers and analyses the possibilities.] It’s hardly news…

Windows Phone 7: Tipping the Scales of the Smartphone Market

[Windows Phone 7 has the potential to redraw the smartphone competitive landscape and accelerate the evolution of the mobile value-chain. With the arrival of WP7 just around the corner, VisionMobile Research Partner Michael Vakulenko explains what success of the platform can potentially mean for the industry and why Microsoft's mobile comeback should be closely watched.] This article is also available in Chinese Just over a year ago…

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