Category Archives: mobile

Why doesn’t RIM pay a dividend to boost share price?

This is a follow-up to my previous post Why RIM should forget being a tech stock and pay a dividend which was written in June this year and commented on the fact that Research in Motion (RIM), had healthy financial … Continue reading

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The 7 P’s of the Mobile Marketing Mix

The Marketing Mix The marketing mix, or the elements available to the marketing manager are commonly known as the 4 P’s – Product, Price, Promotion, Place. Also, with the move towards more and more service based offerings, there are the … Continue reading

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Smartphone Market Share 2011

Very useful infographic on mobile device market share from Vision Mobile, The Clash of Ecosystems report. 

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Mobile Devices – Market statistics and generating revenue

This is a follow up post to my earlier piece on  7 steps to build a successful mobile strategy and brand Here we take a detailed look at mobile Smartphone market shares across a number of countries in order to … Continue reading

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Google buys Motorola Mobility

On 15th August Google announced it would buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn. Motorola Mobility was the mobile phone arm of Motorola and was spun off from the parent company at the beginning of 2011. Motorola Mobility’s 2010 annual report showed … Continue reading

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Why RIM should forget being a tech stock and pay a dividend

Following my previous article comparing recent financial results between Nokia and HTC it would be useful to take a look at those of Research In Motion (RIM), the maker of the Blackberry, and whose share price has fallen 50% since … Continue reading

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Financial ratio comparison in mobile phone manufacturers

With the recent issues at Nokia concerning their profits warning and share price plummet http://mobilebeacon.com/blog/2011/06/02/nokias-troubles-and-a-lesson-on-software/ , I wanted to do some financial ratio comparison between Nokia and HTC, one of their leading competitors in the fast growing Smartphone segment. I was … Continue reading

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7 Steps to build a successful mobile strategy and brand

This is the first of a serious of articles describing how to extend a brand or service into the world of mobile devices. Here we outline the 7 steps which should be worked through to define your strategy before you … Continue reading

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Nokia’s troubles and a lesson on software

At the beginning of this week Nokia announced a profit warning. They expect their 2nd quarter results to be substantially below their previously expected range. And, probably more significantly, they do not feel they can confidently make a 2011 annual … Continue reading

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