GSMA: Married women living on less than $2 a day don’t want a mobile phone because their husbands would not allow it

GSMA: Married women living on less than $2 a day don't want a mobile phone because their husbands would not allow it

The GSMA released research into the opportunities that mobiles provide to underserved women in emerging markets. Entitled “Portraits: A Glimpse into the Lives of Women at the Base of the Pyramid”, the report shows the wants, needs, aspirations and mobile uses of women living at the base of the pyramid (BoP), which are those living…

Fujitsu Mobile: We’re going for the global market

Fujitsu Mobile: We're going for the global market

I had a chance to speak with Fujitsu’s representatives in Barcelona and they seem pretty bullish on the prospects of selling Fujitsu smartphones and tablets outside of Japan. Let’s face it, Japan used to be a very different market and their phones had little to do with those sold elsewhere, but that’s no longer the…

Mobile World Congress 2012: The winners and losers

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We’re just about wrapped up with Mobile World Congress 2012 and the largest mobile-focused conference was filled with major announcements from nearly every company. Not everything was a home run though, so let’s take a look at who really stood out from the crowd. Winners Android Google’s Android was the star of Mobile World Congress,…

Windows 8 Consumer Preview press conference photo tour

Windows 8 Consumer preview press conference

While it’s not technically a part of Mobile World Congress 2012, Microsoft chose to co-locate its Consumer Preview of Windows 8 with the world’s largest mobile conference. Even though we’ve played with Windows 8 before, we just had to go to see what’s new in this version. Check out the photos below for an idea…

Video: ZTE Mifavor UI

ZTE Mifavor UI

Not sure why every handset maker thinks it needs a custom Android UI, but hey – that’s the just the world works these days. Sure there were times when pure Android experience wasn’t good enough, but Ice cream Sandwich pretty much rocks even in its basic form. ZTE is joining this (crazy?) trend with its…

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