2012 Predictions

Looking Back Let’s start by looking back at the most highly-visible* changes in technology from previous years: Smartphones: Apple reinvigorates the market by introducing a responsive, capacitive-touch device with the iPhone. Google follows, then Microsoft. Google gets great market share, but no one makes more profit than Apple[1]. Microsoft currently languishes, despite Nokia’s heft. RIM? […]

iPhone 4S Arrives in New Zealand on 11 November

And Guatemala! Press release follows: iPhone 4S Arrives in New Zealand on 11 November Pre-Orders Begin November 4 AUCKLAND, New Zealand – 2 November, 2011 – Apple® today announced that iPhone® 4S, the most amazing iPhone yet, will be available in New Zealand and 14 additional countries on Friday, 11 November. Customers will be able […]

Samsung Omnia W on Vodafone New Zealand in November

Press release follows: Samsung delivers a unique smartphone experience with Omnia W, a phone that puts people first This is the first Samsung device utilising the latest release of Windows Phone and offers power, social connectivity and a vivid SuperAMOLED display that delivers a stunning visual experience AUCKLAND, New Zealand – 31 October 2011 – […]

Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 Windows Phones in New Zealand

At Nokia World last night (New Zealand time), Stephen Elop and the Nokia team announced two new phones: The Lumia 800: very much based on the Nokia N9 hardware that I reviewed yesterday. The Lumia 710: a lower-cost phone sporting the same internal hardware as the 800, but with a LCD screen. The phones will […]

Windows 8

You can have your cake, and eat it too, but only after it is fully baked. This is my one-sentence summary of the first day keynote sessions from Microsoft’s Build conference. Build replaces the long-running Professional Developer Conference (PDC), with the most visible change being a ton of Metro-style branding: bold colours, strong typography, attention […]