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Consumers pass on smaller tablets to take advantage of offers for smartphones with bigger screens

On Monday, February 2, 2015, Tiernan Ray of Barrons reported on a research note published by Canalys. Ray’s article is titled Tablets Fall 12% in Q4, First-Ever Decline, Says Canalys; 7-Inch Models Cannibalized. Ray mentions this note claims “that shipments Read more ›

Look for even more feature hype as ISVs present new features somehow failing to reach consumers as promised

In an earlier post to this blog, titled Enterprise IT ISVs Contributed to the Bloated Feature Set for PCs this writer published comments about how the very close relationship between Intel and Microsoft, which first began, one can argue, when Read more ›

Any meaningful feature gap between high end and low end smartphones has been obliterated

Consumer markets for smartphones no longer present any gap, whatsoever, between high end and low end entrants as regard high value features. With this gap obliterated, industry players will do well to implement product marketing strategies with a proven effectiveness Read more ›

Apple is likely to hit serious headwinds rolling out two innovations

Update: as of Monday morning, October 27, 2014, Bloomberg reported CVS had joined Rite-Aid in nixing Apple Pay Apple doesn’t appear to have a lot of history successfully accomplishing change management campaigns, but, in this writer’s opinion, two recently debuted Read more ›

When features reverberate from product to product, consumers are likely to become indifferent while markets take the on ramp to commodities

Over the last year, or more, the same computing hardware feature set — very thin portable computers with ultra sharp displays, light weight, and rapid boot times — has reverberated across devices from different manufacturers targeted to the same market. Read more ›