Sunday 15 August, 2010

Biggies having a Bad time

First of all a big HI to everyone. Due to obvious reasons (work stress) I haven't been able to blog much this year. Anyways as we celebrate my blog’s 3rd anniversary (Y!), I thought there can never be a better time to restart it. For more personal scoop , keep watching my personal blog [many good stuff in store ;) ]
So if you are a new visitor, you might ask Y Denovos?  Because Denovos brings a new perspective, adds a new dimension, a different view point to the issues you might already know.Alrighty then, lets get down to business.
Yes its true,2010 is even more troublesome than last year. We have been witnessing a lot of new products, developments,releases which also brings in a lot of controversies, complaints , gossips,  etc
A for Apple :iphone-4-bars-gone
A for Apple  was slightly shaken to A for Antennagate. Seconds later Steve Jobs launched iPhone 4 ,  iPhone 3GS looked like a expensive piece of plastic. Steel frame, Hard glass build, slimmer, Retina Display, 2 cameras, Facetime, it had everything required to do things, other phones can’t even think of .

But the problem was, iPhone 4 couldn’t do what most phones can do – seamless reception of network signals. When users covered the iPhone 4 with their palms (which is a common practice of holding a phone) there was zero signal reception. The new design of the iphone 4 was blamed for this.
Finally Jobs had to have a another press conference to blame the media for “unnecessary hype” , complained al smartphones have the same problem (which was nothing but a twisted truth) and announced they would be giving free cases for iphone 4 users, which solved the issue. Now there are rumors that iPhone 5 will be coming very soon (Q4 – 2011 ) so that  Attenagate is closed and A is again for Awesome Apple.

B for Blackberry :8310red_att_topangle_secured
Research In Motion (RIM) which owns the Blackberry brand was facing issues which was outside their “research”.  Middle East & India started threatening to ban blackberry services , if RIM doesn’t give governments  the access to Blackberry mail servers, which have a unique format of email encryption.
Indian  officials are pressing RIM for access to monitor even the chat messages sent through blackberry chat.Unfortunately even RIM does not have a monitoring system for its chat messages. As of today, they are trying to convince the officials , that they will share the metadata, develop a monitor system in 6 months time etc. Hopefully their efforts should bore fruit :P
D for Dell :
Dell Streak is hitting UK stores this week. Running on Android 1.6 (latest is 2.2) with a 5 inch screen and price tag of $ 500 its already considered a failure. Business Insider said “If you understand what Dell is thinking with this device, please get in touch and explain it to us”  After all its one pricey Donut (A 1.6)
G for Google :Picture1
Google made waves when it announced it is pulling the plug on Google wave. 
"Wave has not seen the user adoption we would have liked," Senior Vice President Urs Holzle said in the blog post. "We don't plan to continue developing Wave as a standalone product, but we will maintain the site, at least through the end of the year, and extend the technology for use in other Google projects."  Source – CNET
Personally I have not used Gwave as much i wanted to be. While most of the official communication is done through official email ids  using much more powerful email clients like outlook, thunderbird, using wave for official project collaboration was not an option at all. I do use Google docs from time to time for official purposes. Picture1
M for Microsoft :
MS is not left out.  MS kin was announced dead barely after a month  since its official launch. MS Kin was codenamed as Pink , a cloud centric phone with a dynamic UI similar to Zune’s UI. According to Engadget, Kin’s death did not come as surprise to MS itself as the people who were responsible for the project didn't care it much. Apparently there was internal politics between the teams developing Kin and the WinMob 7 platform .Since Win Mobile 7 is almost entirely based on Zune interface, conflict between the two teams started. With the project leads of KIN exiting MS, the project was finally came to a halt.
MS official announcement  "We have made the decision to focus exclusively on Windows Phone 7 and we will not ship KIN in Europe this fall as planned. Additionally, we are integrating our KIN team with the Windows Phone 7 team, incorporating valuable ideas and technologies from KIN into future Windows Phone releases. We will continue to work with Verizon in the U.S. to sell current KIN phones."  Source : Engadget
There have been news about Menlo Phone running on Windows Embedded CE. Not sure if that will also will have a conflict with WIN MOB  7
I hope the big guys in technology are getting real busy to get their act together before the festive season kicks off.
I hope to blog regularly again and bring you different news with different views from the Business of Technology & Marketing :)


  1. Well Written Article M.J ..... Need More Insightful Articles Like This ... Congrats on ur Blog turning 2

  2. Thanks A lot Siv !!!!!!!!! this means a lot to me :)