The remake of Total Recall illustrated an interesting concept for the future of communication technology. People could embed electronic circuitry into their hands and use their palms as smartphones. Insert your joke here about where they embedded fax machines. The interesting and relevant cinematic device was the use of external glass surfaces as remote screens, engaged merely by touch. Now it certainly looked cool and I’m sure we can all agree that at some point transparent substrates and circuitry may permit for clear screens but to me the impact of this idea is more immediate.
I often write about disruption and evolution of technology. The iWatch is certainly one of the most anticipated new technologies, perhaps more so because of what it could be or become then what it is likely to initially arrive as. Pebble is a great idea but much like the TI-99 in comparison to the iPad there is certainly a long way for it to go.
Imagine an iWatch that through Bluetooth, NFC or another next gen communication protocol could take over any compatible screen around you. In the car, it could take over your ultra high res nav screen. At home it could take over your iTV. At the office it could take over your computer monitor. Unlike Total Recall, you won’t need to touch a screen to engage and certainly won’t need a bottle of Windex at hand. It’s been reported recently that Apple has applied for patents in the area of eye movement and detection. As I mentioned in a previous article, I see this as core to the evolution of a next gen Google Glass like product. Imagine if Apple integrates the iWatch with this technology. Browse TV programming through eye movement on your iTV. Navigate your computer screen or navigation unit by eye tracking. Apple has already demonstrated their prowess in hardware and has the ability to disrupt all screen technology. This cocktail of technologies can easily position the iWatch as the next flexible and wearable computing platform. What do you think?
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New information from the latest Nokia Siemens Networks’ MBit Index study shows a 92% increase in mobile data traffic generated by both 2G and 3G services in India last year.
The study further reveals that mobile data traffic generated by 3G services increased by 196% while mobile data traffic generated by 2G services increased by 66% during the period.
Based on information gleaned in the study, each 3G user now consumes approximately 300% more data on an average than a 2G user. Additionally, a typical 3G user consumes 434 MB per month while a 2G user consumes 115 MB per month.
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New research from Chetan Sharma Consulting shows that mobile data revenues are healthy and vibrant in the United States today.
The US mobile data market grew 3% Q/Q and 15% Y/Y to cross $20B for the first time in Q412, the latest research shows.
Data is now almost 44% of the US mobile industry service revenues. The cross-over point of 50% might occur later this year, Charma estimates.
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A new Citrix ByteMobile Mobile Analytics Report is providing insight into mobile subscriber behavior and related factors that determine quality of experience (QoE) for mobile data services today.
The data points out a contrast between what mobile device owners think they know about their devices and plans, and what the reality is when consuming content.
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Want to own one of the most popular smartphones in the world today? You’re certainly going to pay a heavy price for it if you do, and not just at the moment of acquisition. According to a new report from CIRP, owning an Apple iPhone is pricey endeavor over the long haul.
The latest industry data shows that the average monthly carrier bill of an iPhone user is, indeed, the highest in the entire smartphone market.
All Thins D got received an advance peek at the report, which suggests iPhone owners spend more on wireless fees than owners of a rival Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone.
Posted in Announcements, iPhone, Mobile Analytics, Mobile Data, Mobile Devices, Mobile Networks, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, Technology, Wireless Carriers
U.S. Representative Hank Johnson of Georgia wants to give mobile users greater control over the data obtained and stored by mobile apps.
Earlier this week, Johnson released a discussion draft of the Application Privacy, Protection, and Security Act. Based on what is known of the proposal, mobile app makers would be mandated to give users notice of the specific information the apps are supposed to obtain.
Device owners must first consent to having the data collected before it is.
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Asleep beneath the sheets by 10:00 pm.
Let’s face it, if that personal revelation from this past New Year’s Eve was the headline, you may not have clicked on the article. Fortunately, we have something much more interesting to share with you regarding what the masses were doing when 2012 turned into 2013.
On Thursday, Sense Networks – the leader in mobile location and behavioral targeting data – announced which cities stayed up the latest, and which cities went to bed the earliest on New Year’s Eve.
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