Spring Cleaning: The Flip, 3D Video, CTIA Wrap-Up and More

The Boston Marathon raced past our office last week, a sure sign that spring is upon us. So in the spirit of spring cleaning, a few observations on the world of wireless and consumer electronics that I wanted to dust off and share: The Death of the Flip. As the proud owner of not one, but two Flip video cameras, I was saddened by the news that Cisco is shutting

BlackBerry Playbook™: You Had Me At Hello… But What About Others?

Not everyone wants an iPad. Sure, I’ve played with Apple’s hot device, but I belong to another tribe; I love RIM’s BlackBerry. That’s my disclaimer; I’m a BlackBerry fan and brand evangelist. So while others rejoice in iPad 2 news, I’m eagerly awaiting the launch of the BlackBerry Playbook™. I actually expected to find RIM and the Playbook™ front and center at the CTIA Wireless show in March but was

HTC = High Traffic Counts?

The announcement this week that Android is now the leading smartphone OS in the US, surpassing both RIM and Apple, is a potential watershed moment in the wireless device market. When the first Android phone — the G1 — launched in 2008, the thought that Android would surpass RIM for smartphone supremacy seemed outlandish. There are a number of reasons for Android’s rapid ascent in 2010, but one of the