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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.

Symbian is dead. Long live Symbian

[Is Symbian coming to the end of its shelf life? Research Director Andreas Constantinou dissects the motivations behind Nokia's strategy and why Symbian is getting a new lease of life] Only two short years and four months since it was announced, the Symbian Foundation is shutting down. With it dies Nokia’s second effort at creating…

Smart < feature phones = the unbalanced equation (100 Million Club series)

[Smartphones get all the media attention, but it's feature phones that are still driving the mobile industry. Marketing Manager Matos Kapetanakis examines this unbalanced equation and makes sense of the numbers published in the latest 100 Million Club] Welcome back to the 100 Million Club. This 6th edition of our watchlist tracking successful mobile software…

Waking the Dragon: The Rise of Android in China

[Android is leading the smartphone revolution in Western Markets. But what about China, the country with the biggest mobile user base? Guest author Hong Wu analyses the state of Android in China - from chipset vendors to software developers - and how the dragon is waking up.] The article is also available in Chinese. HuaQiang…

Remapping the handset OEM landscape: squeezed in between a rock and a hard place

[In a race for profits, the mobile industry finds itself squeezed between vertically integrated players like Apple and horizontal players like Google. What is the fate of handset manufacturers? Guest author Vinay Kapoor takes a peek into the future landscape of the mobile industry] The top 5 mobile OEM list was recently shaken and stirred…

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