Ventas mundiales de equipos móviles en el último trimestre y en 2011

Con una semana de reportes financieros diversos ya tenemos parte de los números del último trimestre de 2011 y un cuadro de posiciones generales para el año que pasó.

Hay dos maneras gruesas de medir la performance en la tabla de posiciones del eterno campeonato económico. Una opción es medir popularidad (cuántos teléfonos vendió tal empresa), otro es mirar sus ganancias relativas (cuánto factura por equipo o en total). Obviamente lo ideal es vender muchos equipos con mucha rentabilidad (es decir, con mucha ganancia por cada unidad vendida).

Un gráfico con la evolución de las ventas de cada companía desde 2008 (cortesía de Allaboutsymbian.com):


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Con una semana de reportes financieros diversos ya tenemos parte de los números del último trimestre de 2011 y un cuadro de posiciones generales para el año que pasó.

Hay dos maneras gruesas de medir la performance en la tabla de posiciones del eterno campeonato económico. Una opción es medir popularidad (cuántos teléfonos vendió tal empresa), otro es mirar sus ganancias relativas (cuánto factura por equipo o en total). Obviamente lo ideal es vender muchos equipos con mucha rentabilidad (es decir, con mucha ganancia por cada unidad vendida).

Un gráfico con la evolución de las ventas de cada companía desde 2008 (cortesía de Allaboutsymbian.com):

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Nokia da pelea con Windows Phone

LONDRES (De un enviado especial).- “Este es el teléfono de Windows”, dijo Stephen Elop, levantando en su mano el nuevo Lumia 800. Enfatizando cada palabra, el CEO de Nokia presentó ante socios de negocios y periodistas los equipos que la empresa lanzará en los proximos meses. El objetivo, revertir la tendencia que lo alejó del primer puesto en el podio de los fabricantes de telefonía móvil.

Elop reconoció lo obvio, que las cosas no andaban del todo bien y que “ocho meses atrás decidimos cambiar nuestra estrategia y darle una nueva dirección a nuestros objetivos. Ya estamos demostrando un claro progreso gracias esta nueva estrategia. Estamos entregando nuestros productos al mercado más rápido que nunca”. Además recordó Elop la decisión corporativa de sumar al sistema operativo Windows Phone al portfolio de sus equipos, con los Lumia 800 (foto) y 710, que ofrecen Windows Phone 7 Mango, pantallas de 3,7″, chips a 1,4 GHz, y cámaras de 8 y 5 megapixeles, respectivamente.


 

Presentó dos nuevos equipos con ese sistema operativo. Llegan en 2012 al país.

Por Manuel Castrillón  | LA NACION

LONDRES (De un enviado especial).- “Este es el teléfono de Windows“, dijo Stephen Elop, levantando en su mano el nuevo Lumia 800. Enfatizando cada palabra, el CEO de Nokia presentó ante socios de negocios y periodistas los equipos que la empresa lanzará en los proximos meses. El objetivo, revertir la tendencia que lo alejó del primer puesto en el podio de los fabricantes de telefonía móvil.

Elop reconoció lo obvio, que las cosas no andaban del todo bien y que “ocho meses atrás decidimos cambiar nuestra estrategia y darle una nueva dirección a nuestros objetivos. Ya estamos demostrando un claro progreso gracias esta nueva estrategia. Estamos entregando nuestros productos al mercado más rápido que nunca”. Además recordó Elop la decisión corporativa de sumar al sistema operativo Windows Phone al portfolio de sus equipos, con los Lumia 800 (foto) y 710, que ofrecen Windows Phone 7 Mango, pantallas de 3,7″, chips a 1,4 GHz, y cámaras de 8 y 5 megapixeles, respectivamente. Leer más “Nokia da pelea con Windows Phone”

Top 10 Mobile Apps for Designers

For the majority of designers, a typical day is diverse and without a lot of structure. Environments are widely variable, and mobile devices have become as critical an attachment as the computer. With mobile development evolving rapidly, designers can get more and more accomplished on the go, spending more time being creative and less time worrying about the tasks piling up at the studio.

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Below are 10 of the most essential mobile apps for designers, chosen for their utility, usability, and necessity. Even if you don’t own an Android or iPhone, this list can serve as inspiration for what you need to get next.

Sketchbook Mobile

Voted one of the “5 Must-Have iPad Apps” by Wired magazine, this amazing app from Autodesk transforms your mobile device into the ultimate sketchbook. It boasts professional sketching capabilities, a rich toolset, and intuitive interface. With just your fingers, you can create anything from a rough sketch to deeply detailed artwork, and each file can be saved in a variety of formats or imported directly to PhotoShop.

Availability: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android


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For the majority of designers, a typical day is diverse and without a lot of structure. Environments are widely variable, and mobile devices have become as critical an attachment as the computer. With mobile development evolving rapidly, designers can get more and more accomplished on the go, spending more time being creative and less time worrying about the tasks piling up at the studio.

You May Be Interested In The Following Posts

If you like this article, you might be interested in some of our older articles about 10 Great Mobile Website Designs + 5 Awesome Mobile Website Builders, 25 Original Flash Solutions for a Web/Graphic Designers Website or Avatar Movie Inspired Designers Artworks.


Below are 10 of the most essential mobile apps for designers, chosen for their utility, usability, and necessity. Even if you don’t own an Android or iPhone, this list can serve as inspiration for what you need to get next.

Sketchbook Mobile

Voted one of the “5 Must-Have iPad Apps” by Wired magazine, this amazing app from Autodesk transforms your mobile device into the ultimate sketchbook. It boasts professional sketching capabilities, a rich toolset, and intuitive interface. With just your fingers, you can create anything from a rough sketch to deeply detailed artwork, and each file can be saved in a variety of formats or imported directly to PhotoShop.

Availability: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android

Sketchbook Mobile

Palettes

Palettes is a powerful iOS app for the iPad and iPhone4 that lets you create palettes on the fly from anything, anywhere. You can select colors from a snapshot, webpage or pre-made models and store them in a handy palette library. Tapping a color from the Palette view gives you all the detail you could possibly want in the form of RGB, CMYK, Gray percentage, and Web Hex values. If you opt for the pro version, you can even import palettes into a wide variety of graphic editing programs, including the Adobe Suite.

Availability: iPhone, iPad

Palettes

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CrossTalk IM client for Windows Phone 7: coming soon

The need for a good, robust IM client for Windows Phone 7 will be one of the first things consumers look for when launching that Marketplace.

If all goes to plan, Blue Planet Apps will have their ‘CrossTalk’ IM client ready to go by the time WP7 launches.

‘CrossTalk’, available soon for Android and Blackberry, supports GoogleTalk, AIM, MSN, Facebook and even Blackberry Messenger (BBM). That last one is pretty huge in our book and could go a long way to woo Crackberry addicts from their devices. Talk to any Blackberry user and they’ll tell you BBM is one of the reasons why they stay with the aging platform.


by Malatesta

The need for a good, robust IM client for Windows Phone 7 will be one of the first things consumers look for when launching that Marketplace.

If all goes to plan, Blue Planet Apps will have their ‘CrossTalk’ IM client ready to go by the time WP7 launches.

CrossTalk‘, available soon for Android and Blackberry, supports GoogleTalk, AIM, MSN, Facebook and even Blackberry Messenger (BBM). That last one is pretty huge in our book and could go a long way to woo Crackberry addicts from their devices. Talk to any Blackberry user and they’ll tell you BBM is one of the reasons why they stay with the aging platform. Leer más “CrossTalk IM client for Windows Phone 7: coming soon”

Asus phone featuring Windows Phone 7 shows itself

Nothing is known about the CPU, radio, camera or what carrier–all we can tell is it’s a black slab with a nice brushed metal face. Not to shabby, but obviously those specs for Chassis 1 are pretty strict with little in the way of differentiation so far.


Who would have thought that one of Asus‘s prototype (?) phones featuring Windows Phone 7 would show up in Pakistan (via Twitter)?

Nothing is known about the CPU, radio, camera or what carrier–all we can tell is it’s a black slab with a nice brushed metal face. Not to shabby, but obviously those specs for Chassis 1 are pretty strict with little in the way of differentiation so far.

Will we ever see Asus in the U.S.? Probably not anytime soon, but hey, we’re hopin’ they make a deal somewhere, sometime.

[Shaistajafri (Twitter) via Pocketnow]

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Windows Phone 7 to Excel on Speech

Joab Jackson, IDG News

Hoping to leapfrog over Google and Apple’s successes in the smartphone market, Microsoft plans to use cloud-based speech recognition and natural language processing technology to offer user interface capabilities not found on the iPhone or Android devices.

“We believe speech is not a separate application. Rather it is an integral part of the user experience,” said Zig Serafin, Microsoft unified communications general manager, before an audience at the SpeechTEK 2010 conference, being held this week in New York.

In order to boost Windows Phone 7’s capabilities for understanding a voice command and delivering the requested result, the company plans to tie in Windows Phone 7 handsets with the company’s Tellme cloud-based voice recognition and natural language processing service, said Serafin, in a subsequent interview with IDG News Service.

Microsoft purchased the company that created this service, Tellme Networks, in 2007.


Joab Jackson, IDG News

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Hoping to leapfrog over Google and Apple‘s successes in the smartphone market, Microsoft plans to use cloud-based speech recognition and natural language processing technology to offer user interface capabilities not found on the iPhone or Android devices.

“We believe speech is not a separate application. Rather it is an integral part of the user experience,” said Zig Serafin, Microsoft unified communications general manager, before an audience at the SpeechTEK 2010 conference, being held this week in New York.

In order to boost Windows Phone 7’s capabilities for understanding a voice command and delivering the requested result, the company plans to tie in Windows Phone 7 handsets with the company’s Tellme cloud-based voice recognition and natural language processing service, said Serafin, in a subsequent interview with IDG News Service.

Microsoft purchased the company that created this service, Tellme Networks, in 2007. Leer más “Windows Phone 7 to Excel on Speech”

Windows Phone 7 photo & video features

The other day, Microsoft held and hour long video-chat on Windows Phone 7 and photography.

Not a whole ‘lotta interesting info was gleaned, though it’s still worth a watch for your diehards.

Video recording had a brief focus at the beginning where it was noted VGA recording is the minimum but OEMs can boost that up to HD and the device can handle it with no problem.

There seems to be some confusion over this last part at MobileTech World (who did a nice summary) where it was implied that it could record HD but not play it back. In fact, the question was convoluted: it assumed you had HD content from your DSLR camera and wanted to transfer it to your Phone–this is done through the Zune software. But if the phone has an HD camera, it can record and playback content with no problem.

Other aspects covered were:

* no touch focus (use hardware button); no face detection
* no in-depth video editing e.g. red-eye correction; MS is relying on 3rd parties to fill that gap
* Automatic syncing/resizing to Facebook, SkyDrive (25GB free space) and Live services
* Full size for emailing
* GPS tagging supported
* no HDMI out in the chassis spec
* 5MP in minimum; emphasis on quality sensors/hardware


by Malatesta

The other day, Microsoft held and hour long video-chat on Windows Phone 7 and photography.

Not a whole ‘lotta interesting info was gleaned, though it’s still worth a watch for your diehards.

Video recording had a brief focus at the beginning where it was noted VGA recording is the minimum but OEMs can boost that up to HD and the device can handle it with no problem.

There seems to be some confusion over this last part at MobileTech World (who did a nice summary) where it was implied that it could record HD but not play it back. In fact, the question was convoluted: it assumed you had HD content from your DSLR camera and wanted to transfer it to your Phone–this is done through the Zune software. But if the phone has an HD camera, it can record and playback content with  no problem.

Other aspects covered were:

  • no touch focus (use hardware button); no face detection
  • no in-depth video editing e.g. red-eye correction; MS is relying on 3rd parties to fill that gap
  • Automatic syncing/resizing to Facebook, SkyDrive (25GB free space) and Live services
  • Full size for emailing
  • GPS tagging supported
  • no HDMI out in the chassis spec
  • 5MP in minimum; emphasis on quality sensors/hardware Leer más “Windows Phone 7 photo & video features”