28. August 2013 08:55
Note: Inside Mobile is primarily written by J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D., Chief Mobility Strategist and is published each Wednesday. Other Compass Intelligence analysts will contribute to Inside Mobile from time to time.
Trends in mobile & wireless technology
“Why Moto x Brings Motorola Mobility Back as a Major Smartphone Player”
For Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Motorola owned the consumer flip-phone market in 2005-2006 when they designed and launched th... [More]
21. August 2013 14:36
Stephanie Atkinson (CEO) and Dr. Gerry Purdy (Chief Mobility Strategist), Compass Intelligence
I have just signed an agreement to sell MobileTrax to San Antonio based Compass Intelligence (CI) and, as a result of the acquisition, have assumed the position of Chief Mobility Strategist with the firm. Some of you might think, "Why in the hell would he do such a thing? He's not a young bumpkin right out of school. He's an established, well-known and respected analyst. He's likely making good money. Now, he's taking a full-time position with a fast growing,... [More]
17. July 2013 15:13
The wireless industry sometimes shows its tendency to be a bit “discombobulated.” Really, it’s no wonder consumers are so often confused about everything from service plans to coverage maps to all of the technology acronyms. The latest in the mix is the upgrade fury that started last week when T-Mobile launched Jump!, followed by AT&T with Next. This move by AT&T is only a month or so after it changed its upgrade policy from a 20 to 24 month requirement (Verizon did it earlier this year as well). But now, these same mobile operators are switching it up and offer... [More]
24. May 2013 14:03
In typical Washington fashion, yesterday two distinguished senators – John McCain and Charles Schumer publically urged federal regulators to consider the national security implications in weighing Japanese carrier SoftBank's bid to purchase a stake in tier-1 telco Sprint Nextel.
In letters to federal agencies, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., pointed to SoftBank's ties with the Chinese, while Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., referred to Sprint's "strategic assets." What Senator Schumer failed to point out is the fact that other U.S. telcos already use various equipment from the Chinese. Multip... [More]
22. April 2013 07:38
Bamboo Mobile, a Compass Intelligence practice, has just launched some exciting new research regarding the top trade-in and buy back programs for wireless devices. Kate Pearce heads up this research and she has some great things to say about this market.
“New programs have really brought much-needed attention to this issue. In 2012, all of the major network operators had in-store trade-in programs; online options continued to grow and so did the availability of automated recycling kiosks in the US,” says Kate Pearce, Strategist and Sr. Consultant at Compass Intel... [More]