March 19, 2010: Thanks to dirt cheap prepaid (no contract) calling plans, and low average revenue per user (ARPU), India’s carriers have virtually no appetite (no margin room) to subsidize handsets. Now add in the fact that India’s networks had overwhelmingly relied on 2G, and have been far behind schedule in deploying 3G. This equation [...]
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Update – March 16, 2010: Apple has hired Richard DeVaul Ph.D., a veteran of the wearable computing field and computer animation. While at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dr. DeVaul wrote his dissertation on “The Memory Glasses,” a real-time memory support system (smart glasses). I spent the last five years of graduate school working on new human-computer [...]
iPhonAsia.com interview with Hong Kong’s NeonPunch.com The editors of NeonPunch.com, a gadget site in Hong Kong, posed several questions for the editor of iPhonAsia (yours truly). My responses are in a two-part interview: Part 1 Part 2
Update May 5, 2010 > Read Here. Update – March 8, 2010: There were several reasons why WiFi on mobile calling devices (phones) was initially banned in China, and it’s also fairly clear why a compromise has been reached (April 2009 – China’s MIIT authorized a WAPI/WiFi stack), although it’s not definitive that Apple will [...]
In the wake of the latest comments from China Unicom CEO Chang Xiaobing (stating that China Unicom and Apple are engaged in discussions over the possibility of delivering an “official” WiFi-enabled iPhone to China) there were rumors that China Unicom would drop the price of the current iPhone models, which have no WiFi capability (no WiFi chip – [...]