Bayan M. Qandil

From My Perspective…

Feature phones won’t be dead soon!

I was asked recently if I thought features phones are dead or will be dead soon.  Due to my current work, I know that low resourced areas of developing nations have a strong need for feature phones, mostly for their SMS capability. So my gut feeling was that the feature phone is nowhere near dead.  But I needed to justify my instinct with data, so I went on a search. Thankfully, there was a recent report published by Ericsson that gave me what I need.  Below are a series of graphs, with my take on them, that provide a summary of […]

My personal mobile device history

I was asked on Quora about my personal device history.  I wrote the answer and decided to share it on my blog as well. Here is my best recollection of my mobile device history: Pager (1996 – 1997) – don’t remember manufacturer Qualcomm QCP-2700 (1996 – 1999) Palm IIIxe (1999 – 2000) Palm Vx ( 2000 – 2001) Palm m500 (2001 – 2003) Ericsson T28z (1999 – 2002) Nokia (2002) Motorola RAZR (2003 – 2005) HP Pocket PC (2002 – 2005) BlackBerry 7250 (2005 – 2008) Worth mentioning that at this point I joined RIM (BlackBerry). BlackBerry Bold 9000 (2008 – […]