The Idea: 19 spheres come to life, as you become a supernatural conductor. Each ball becomes an orchestral instrument that increases in volume as it physically rises. You can create your own soundscape whilst the balls levitate and dance to the music.
This is currently controlled via the touch screen of an iPhone, however, it may soon be naturally controlled with your movement.
According to IDC, smartphone manufacturers shipped 100.9 million devices in the fourth quarter of 2010, while PC manufacturers shipped 92.1 million units worldwide. Or, more simply put, smartphones just outsold PCs for the first time ever.
The number of smartphones sold in Q4 2010 was up 87.2% from the 53.9 million sold in Q4 2009. For the year, vendors shipped 302.6 million smartphones – an increase of 74.4% from the 173.5 million in 2009.
PC sales were up in Q4, too, but just barely. From Q4 2009 to Q4 2010, the increase was only 5.5%. When looking at the yearly totals, however, PCs were still king. Manufacturers shipped 346.2 million units during 2010, compared with the 302.6 million mentioned above from smartphone makers. (via readwriteweb)
Following some insights from last weeks Nokia World summit, London.
1) By 2013 over 800 million people will be using GPS enabled devices. It’s a space we intend to own.
2) Nokia announces ‘fightback’ in smartphone market
3) Social networking usage will double and navigation will increase by 90%, (via Vodafone Group)
4) Usage of mobile devices: 1/3 browse, 25% play games, 20% email, 15% social, 11% maps, 30% businesses (Vodafone Group data)
5) “Emerging Market Smartphones” will be a new category and an area of opportunity.
7) 2+ million developers globally work on Ovi apps (via Nokia data)
8) Ovi let’s you sell apps by geographic location AND demographic.
9) Nokia’s Ovi Maps is available in 78 countries and 46 languages.
A dig at Apple: “At Nokia, “connecting people” is more than a feelgood tagline”
- Nokia C6 Hands-on from Nokia World 2010 (thenokiablog.com)
- Nokia’s Smartphone Champion Resigns One Day Before Nokia World (techcrunch.com)
- Nokia World 2010: We’re here (slashgear.com)