May 29 Roundup
Two interesting mobile storage-related posts from different parts of the equation. Ross Rubin at NPD Group posts from his Out of the Box blog why memory cards are not getting the job done from a sharing mobile content perspective when compared to standalone personal media devices. Over at iSuppli, Frank Dickson discusses the challenges mobile operators face weaning subscribers from sideloading content.
In my opinion, for the time being in the U.S, the PC will be the primary conduit for getting content on and off mobile devices regardless of whether or not the network is high speed and onboard storage is removable (i.e. memory card). Personally, I can't recall the last time my microSD card was removed from my Samsung Blackjack and inserted into a different device. Too much of a hassle in my book.
Other analysts in the news for May 29:
- Daryl Schoolar at In-Stat about Market Pioneers Still Hold Dominant Market Share Position for WiMAX Equipment in 2006
- Ross Rubin at NPD Group about The iPhone may rise as others don’t sync
- Jack Gold at J. Gold Associates via IDG News Service about Palm to launch new mobile device
- John Delaney at Ovum via silicon.com about Vodafone's books looking less red
- Michael McGuire at Gartner via NewsFactorNetwork about Microsoft: One Million Zunes Sold and Counting