Last week we shared some thoughts and observations of various industry shaping events witnessed during the past year. We analyzed some figures and set the stage right for this second part of our overview, in order to present some opinions of how the mobile and telecom technology may unfold during 2013.
Mobile Industry Stage Setting Trends
As the first month of 2013 rolls toward its end, we take the opportunity to share some observations of the past and expectations for the current year. 2012 was far from boring and saw many surprising and not so much developments such as the slow demise of the netbook and its gradual replacement by the tablet in mature markets; growing use of the smartphone before and during shopping for a better experience; the birth of Window 8 for tablets and many others.
With its Retina display, dual-core processor, quad-core graphics, LTE, 5MPX camera, larger battery, and FaceTime camera, the third-gen iPad is a serious piece of equipment. Yet we still come across comments of the sort that “the iPad is nothing but an over-sized iPhone”. As we take look into some aspects of the differences between the two devices we invite you to make up your own mind on which is better in what context of use.
Is iPad the Chicken or the Egg?
iPad Clocking 54.5 Percent of Mobile Web Traffic
Apple’s iPad accounts for 54.5 percent of mobile web traffic, and continuing to dominate tablet web traffic share entirely, accounting for 98.10 percent of usage – OnSwipe shares research findings of websites using their service.
Native, Hybrid or HTML5 Mobile Application?
Your business needs a mobile solution. You’ve spoken to a multitude of developers. You are now totally confused with regards to native, hybrid or web. Here is some fresh info on the subject.
Making Magic for Customers
“Today I had a magical customer experience!” Do your clients say that about you? Where is your company with your mobile strategy? Check how Starbucks is leading the way.
Can Technical Excellence Bring on Business Revival?
Does Blackberry 10 “kick technical butt” and does “technical excellence lead to business revitalization”? Only time will tell.