Cable & Telecom

‘Big Seven’ smart phone applications will drive hardware designs, says research

SUCCESSFUL SMART PHONE manufacturers must accommodate seven core applications in their next-generation handset designs.Know as the ‘Big Seven’, these applications include email, games, social networking, instant messaging, mapping and directions, music and radio, and weather.  Combined, the apps will account for 7 billion downloads worldwide in 2014, according to a new report from In-Stat called Worldwide Smartphone Application Market: Revenues and Downloads. “In-Stat tracks 26 different categories of smart phone applications,” said VP of research, Frank Dickson. “A designer can optimize a handset for any one of the application categories. However, it's the big seven applications that phone designers need to...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.