Posts Tagged ‘Android’

SIM wars – what does the future form factor hold?

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Posted on 19th Nov 2013 by in Telecom

Everybody knows there is an ongoing battle of the devices. While various incarnations of the smartphone have existed for years, it can be argued that once Apple launched the first iPhone, it ignited the current market we see, with other handset manufacturers beginning to compete and develop their own versions. Now, fan groups abound for […]

What can you do with NFC?

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Posted on 18th Feb 2013 by in M2m

Take a minute and cast your mind back to science fiction films of the 80s and 90s – Terminator or Demolition Man perhaps. People could use biometrics to gain access to computers, scan others’ minds to see what they were thinking, and so on. Based on these futuristic predictions, who would have thought, in the […]

Making federal government mobile

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Posted on 11th Dec 2012 by in Corporate

Mobile was a hot topic at this year’s Smart Card Alliance Government Conference, held in Washington D.C.  Like other enterprises, federal government agencies want employees to have the convenience and productivity gains of smartphones and tablets, as well as the potential cost savings of bring your own device (BYOD). Meeting this challenge, however, involves finding […]

Rail ticketing goes digital

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Posted on 28th Aug 2012 by in M2m

Eight months ago, my colleague Tim Cawsey published this post about the environmental benefits of the NFC paper trail to ring in the New Year. Fast forward five months and fellow contributor Axel Hansmann published his thoughts on our M2M participation with Deutsche Bahn’s new dynamic passenger information system in Germany – providing millions of […]

TechEd 2012: Microsoft Focus on Cloud, Windows 8

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Posted on 19th Jun 2012 by in Enterprise

Greetings from Orlando, Florida at the 2012 TechEd Conference this week, where the Gemalto security team is based with about 100,000 other IT pros at the conference. Here, all the buzz is around Microsoft’s cloud efforts and Windows 8 and we are getting all of the new technical education on Microsoft’s current and soon-to-be-released suite […]

Which mobile device will rule in future?

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Posted on 28th Feb 2012 by in M2m

Here at Mobile World Congress, plenty of new mobile devices and services for mobile phones are being announced, launched, demoed and discussed. Just see this list of gadget news that Stuart Miles of Pocket-Lint has compiled. That’s not to mention all the service, software and system announcements happening too around NFC, LTE and M2M to […]

MWC12 insights – reporting live

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Posted on 28th Feb 2012 by in Telecom

Here’s what we have been noticing so far for this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. As always, it’s a hectic hub full of mobile enthusiasts, some in suits, some more casual and some dressed up. Luckily we’re old-timers and know how to get the most out of the four days of the show, but […]

When is innovation truly innovative? When it is a success.

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Posted on 27th Feb 2012 by in M2m

It’s hard to pinpoint what makes something a success. Walking around the halls here at Mobile World Congress you see many new shiny gadgets, products and people clamoring to show you the latest service offering. However, not all of these make it beyond Barcelona. So, how can you tell when an offering is innovative and […]

On which mobile OS will NFC first see market adoption? – Question from Simon Judge, Mobile Phone Development

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Posted on 24th Feb 2012 by in Telecom

Continuing our Mobile World Congress tradition of answering questions posed to us by influencers in the mobile industry, today Simon Judge of Mobile Phone Development wants to know which mobile OS will be the main one to spur NFC adoption on. Up to now the main NFC debate has been who will be first to […]

MWC 2012 – our tips to surviving the world’s largest mobile event

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Posted on 21st Feb 2012 by in Telecom

Most of us in the industry are seasoned MWC-goers. In fact, some of us even remember when the biggest mobile phone trade show was held in Cannes, France, when it was known as 3GSM World. However, there are a few things that are worth being reminded of: it’s a long and intensive show and you’re […]