Archive | September, 2005
@ CTIA — Kyocera Gets My Best Product Award

@ CTIA — Kyocera Gets My Best Product Award

CTIA was pretty quiet in terms of product annoucements, with most of them front-loaded at the beginning of the year at shows like CES, 3GSM and the Spring CTIA show. But Kyocera was showing off a new product that was very, very cool nonetheless, its KR1 EV-DO Router. It’s pretty straightforward: you take an EV-DO […]

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@ CTIA — Yes, Trip Hawkins Gets It

@ CTIA — Yes, Trip Hawkins Gets It

I wrote about Trip Hawkins and Digital Chocolate last week, when the company released some casual multiplayer games. I noted then that Digital Chocolate’s releases highlighted his understanding of the mass market for video games. While the games aren’t anything with fancy graphics or deep gameplay, they’re much more likely to resonate with a wide […]

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Gizmondo Scandals – Do They Know What They’re Doing? – Part 2

Gizmondo Scandals – Do They Know What They’re Doing? – Part 2

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a piece about the new wannabe entrant into the handheld gaming market, “Gizmondo – Do They Know What They’re Doing?“. My conclusion was that they probably didn’t: It seems to be a so-so product (let’s be charitable), launching into an incredibly competitive market, with entrenched, strong incumbents and […]

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@ CTIA — Bronfman Wants Your Mobile Phone and Glaser Says You’ll Pay

Edgar Bronfman, ever the consumer’s friend and CEO of Warner Music, gave one of the keynotes this morning, and he’s definitely bullish on mobile music — mostly because he thinks it’s a way to stop piracy (which doesn’t really make sense, but then neither does much of what he says about piracy, copy protection and […]

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@ CTIA — SK Earthlink Is Coming For You, Too

@ CTIA — SK Earthlink Is Coming For You, Too

It was interesting meeting with Amp’d yesterday, then having a chat with another MVNO that will be launching soon, SK Earthlink. The two are targeting the same age group (roughly 18- to 30-year-olds), but whereas Amp’d sees itself as an entertainment company, SK Earthlink is all about the technology. The SK in the company’s name […]

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