A few things I learned at the NGMN Conference

by Volker Weber

I am currently attending the NGMN Industry Conference. These guys are talking about networks beyond 3G, to be delivered from 2010 onwards. It's a senior management type of event. There are lots of engineers there, and everybody knows more than I do. There is so much to learn in just two days.

Most interesting however is the stuff you get to learn while talking over coffee or beer. Here are a few:

One more interesting tidbit: BlackBerrys are designed to fall apart when you drop them. The goal is to eject the battery on impact. Just put them back together.

And the biggest one: Android attracts all the developers. If somebody makes at least one decent Android phone, the world is going to change again. Because you can build cool stuff for an Android phone, that Apple simply won't let you build on iPhone.

Comments

Good stuff Volker.

I have to wonder on that Blackberry design deal it sounds like they're using the racing car design mentality. Have the battery eject to lessen the impact force and essentially protect the rest of the phone.

Android should be very interesting indeed. Who knows maybe Lotus can get in on that first. : )

Kevin Mort, 2008-06-27 19:44

Recent comments

amy blumenfield on Lenovo’s Promise for a Cleaner, Safer PC at 23:34
Torben Vendelev on When you have no other news at 21:21
Ingo Seifert on When you have no other news at 16:33
Bernd Hort on Love this Instagram account at 10:30
Olaf Seider on BackBeat Pro und Siri at 10:11
Hubert Stettner on Too many bezels? at 07:15
Craig Wiseman on Too many bezels? at 04:05
Bob Congdon on Too many bezels? at 01:05
Volker Weber on Pebble Steel at 16:55
Manu Vermeyen on Pebble Steel at 13:45
Ole Saalmann on Pebble Steel at 12:49
Stefan Beermann on Android and iOS dominate unit shares at 09:06
Thomas Gumz on Stepz - Schritte zählen mal ganz privat at 03:24
Volker Weber on Android and iOS dominate unit shares at 15:48
Ralph Hammann on Pebble Time at 15:39
Ananya Gupta on Android and iOS dominate unit shares at 15:32
Stefan Hempel on Android and iOS dominate unit shares at 14:25
Abdelkader Boui on Android and iOS dominate unit shares at 13:36
Martin Cygan on BackBeat Pro und Siri at 13:03
Joerg Richter on Pebble Time at 12:59
Hubert Michl on Android and iOS dominate unit shares at 12:20
Sascha Westphal on Back in Black at 22:51
Sascha Westphal on Back in Black at 22:46
Volker Weber on Withings Home at 16:20
Bastian Anthon on Heftiges Bildschirmflackern auf dem Passport at 15:58

Ceci n'est pas un blog

vowe.net is a personal website published by Volker Weber a.k.a. vowe. I am an author, consultant and systems architect based in Darmstadt, Germany.

rss Click here to subscribe

Hello

About me
Contact
Publications
Certificates
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions
Follow @vowe on Twitter

Local time is 23:38

visitors.gif

Tip jar

Archives

As most of my articles roll off the front page rather quickly, I am making an archive of previous posts available here. You can also use the handy search box at the top of the page if you are looking for something particular.

Last 30 days
More archives

Mobile tag for this page

© 1992-2014 Volker Weber.
All Rights Reserved.

Impressum