361 Degrees Podcast - Handset insurance, saviour or swindle

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Ben Smith, Rafe Blandford, and Ewan MacLeod sit down for the next 361 Degrees smartphone podcast, and in this episode talk about handset manufactures and the issues facing them in the modern ecosystem.

This week the team re-cap a round-table discussion we were invited to, discussing the challenges and possible solutions for handset manufacturers in the future:

  • Ewan notes Apple's increasing 'mind-share dominance' which exists quite separate to their market share.
  • Rafe longs for beautiful hardware and innovation in material sciences.
  • Ben notes it's the networks preventing people from painlessly operating several handsets, switching according to occasion.

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About 361 Degrees

361 Degrees is a podcast all about mobile technology. From consumer to enterprise and from fun to industry analysis, we investigate and discuss mobile technology and the mobile industry.

Created by Ben Smith of Wireless Worker and co-hosted by Ewan MacLeod of Mobile Industry Review and Rafe Blandford of All About Symbian / All About Windows Phone.

You can follow and subscribe to 361 Degrees on the dedicated mini-site, on Soundcloud, on Audioboo, with an RSS reader or podcatchervia iTunes via Zune or on any of the hosts' sites.

In working together to create the 361 Degrees podcast, Ben, Ewan and Rafe hope to create an offering that would give the readers, of all their sites, a sampling of a broader range of topics than might usually be covered. They're keen to hear your feedback so please leave your comments below, or on one of the other sites hosting the audio content.

Source / Credit: 361 Degrees