Friday mobile tech videos!

by Joey deVilla on February 7, 2014

friday videos

Once again, some mobile technology video diversions for your Friday afternoon. We hope that yours is as productive as ours (although these videos might not help)!

The Economist’s live chart on smartphone shipments, 2010 – 2013

Back in 2010, 300 million smartphones were sold, and Nokia was the market leader, and BlackBerry and HTC were in the top 5. In 2013, a billion smartphones were shipped, and Nokia, BlackBerry, and HTC don’t even register on the chart. The leaders these days are Samsung, Apple, LG, Huawei, and Lenovo. The Economist’s live chart shows this evolution, backed by a voice-over with an erudite-sounding English accent.

Two-thirds of British companies have no BYOD policy

Here’s a report from business insurance company QBE that says that 63% of companies in the UK aren’t managing the use of employee devices at work, even though 57% of companies in the UK allow the use of personal devices to access company resources such as email. This could come back to bite them…

T3’s look at rumors of upcoming phones

In these two videos, T3 look at rumors of the Nokia phone codenamed “Normandy”, which is believed to be an Android phone…

…as well as rumors of the Samsung Galaxy S5, which is expected to be unveiled at the end of the month at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of the month:

A 1978 AT&T Archives film on what would become cellular phone technology

And finally, a 1978 film on something called AMPS, short for Advanced Mobile Phone Service, or what would eventually get called cellular phone networking. The devices, uses and networking technology are different, but the basic principle — dividing a service area into a pattern of small cells — remains the same.

this article also appears in the GSG blog

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