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CES 2013 Show: Huawei, and iPhone 5S/U, or U for Unsatisfied

At the show they had a red phone under a glass case,and it looked top secret.  At first glance, when you approached the booth, the sales team seemed on the defensive about their product, and their placement in the marketplace, in the same arena as Samsung.  As the conversation progressed, a more relaxed approached began to take place, and they even took their phone out of the glass case for me.  I must say that they seem to be trying to bring their A Game with a Quad Core processor, Al be it 1.5 GHz, it was still an impressive device, and the specs may be found here.

We had a candid conversation, and I said to play in the global markets, they need to break the 4 GB barrier.  Apple has now stunned the mobile community with the 64 Bit processor to get ready to raise the roof on memory.  However, anyone who understands addressing, the 64 bit addresses will each take up more memory than their 32 bit counterpart, e.g. takes more memory to run each application, but if you have raised the amount of memory on the device, no problem.  Unfortunately, Apple iPhone 5S has not raised the memory but has implied the 64 bit processor is the first step, getting their OS, and developers ready to manage more memory.  I think it might have been in the cards but it’s too late.

Consequence, fewer applications may run in a 64 bit addressable processor without running out of memory in multi-threaded mode.  Here is an example register under the Windows Chip Architecture, not exactly apples and oranges, but the analogy is similar.

Win 32 v. 64


As a side note, back to the Asia market, here is an infographic which iterates through the opportunities in those consumer markets. Very interesting.

APJE Smartphone Vendor


Holograms, bio-sensors will change how you shop: Intel – Behind the Storefront – MarketWatch

Holograms, bio-sensors will change how you shop: Intel – Behind the Storefront – MarketWatch.

I saw a similar technology earlier in the year at the CES 2013 show.  It was very appealing to visualize the object in three dimensions.  They were advertising it as another store case; however, as the article arrives at the same conclusion I did, although it is a nice to have in the store, it would give a significant advantage to the home shopper.  I am not sure that the price point, at least at the CES 2013 show was amenable to the everyday shopper at home;  however, if, for example, you joined a program, like an Amazon Prime, where you were a frequent shopper, it would be worth the value for the vendor to provide you the 3D hologram display for either a small lease fee, or available to the consumer for a small security deposit fee, to be provided back once the unit is no longer of use to the shopper.

Fujitsu Technology Turns Paper Into a Touchscreen

Fujitsu Develops Technology That Turns Paper Into a Touchscreen

This article is good, but the video courtesy of YouTube/DigInfo is extremely telling, and seems leaps and bounds for the business commercial sector as an advancement in interactive input technology.  This compact projection and cam input device is bold in its accomplishments for the consumer market.  The video shows capture of images, and text by selecting the object with your finger, as well as projecting objects on a flat surface, but perceived what looks like in three dimensions: height, width and depth. The user has the ability to move an object left right forward and back with his finger.  It’s a bit big, would be my only criticism, however, right sized for the first implementation.  There are technologies, which already exist, that allow the projection and interaction of an object in three dimensions, but are still flat interactively, and project vertically, such as an object I mentioned I saw at CES 2013 I mentioned in a previous post.  The goal of an input and projection technology of this nature would allow holographic, or circular projection and manipulation of a device.  It sounds simple enough to expand upon this technology.  Create a thin frame cube, which can be expanded and retracted.  Each angle, intersection point contains one of these similar low resolution cams, just as displayed in the Fujitsu  video.  Capturing and projecting holographic technology, is not a new technology, but has yet to be commercialized.  Inches and goal.