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A Game of Phones


As a T-Mobile customer with family on both T-Mobile and MetroPCS, and as a former wireless industry insider having worked with three wireless providers (one in Europe, two in the US) over a ten year period, I thought that I would weigh in on the proposed buyout of MetroPCS by Deutsche Telekom. It’s merger to T-Mobile US. And the spinning off the the combined company as a publicly traded entity.

This is actually a great deal for customers on both networks, and may actually work out to be a great deal for US wireless customers overall. And here’s why. (more…)

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Kinect 2.0. Siri For Everyone Else? Possibly.

Kinect. Poor Man's Prototype For the Future

You know I was watching this ad for Siri (posted after the break) just now, and got to thinking how much Siri reminded me of what I envisioned Kinect For Mobile would be like.

Microsoft has spoken several times since even before Kinect launched last autumn, about bringing the concept to mobile. Initially, I had not given it much thought – almost laughed at the idea at one point. But back during the spring, the idea lodged in my mind, and I began to think about it a bit, and came up with this concept of how it would work. And what I came up with, was pretty much Siri with a hi-def, 3D camera . . . of course this was before I had heard of Siri. But after seeing the Kinect portion of Microsoft’s E3 2011 press event, you kind of get the feeling that everything they are doing with Kinect on Xbox right now, is a poor mans’ prototype for what they intend to do with mobile and PC in 2012, with near simultaneous launches of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. (more…)