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Floating Orchestra by Poietic Studio

Posted in Animation, art, Media, music by aldorf on October 15, 2011

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.


Smartphone Shipments Exceeded PC Shipments For The First Time

Posted in internet, Media, your take on... by aldorf on March 8, 2011

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)


Insights From Nokia World 2010

Posted in blog, ideas by aldorf on September 20, 2010
Pekka Kupiainen, Producers of Ovi Map Racing, ...

Image by Media Evolution via Flickr

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.

6) Nokia sells 260,000 smartphones daily. That’s far more than Apple and Android combined.

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”

Google unveils Nexus One smartphone

Posted in web by aldorf on January 5, 2010

Live coverage of Google’s Android announcement (via CNet).

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