Mobile Phone Madness – The Summer of 2010

The summer of 2010 was a unique period in our history when consumer euphoria about a revolutionary wave of mobile devices overwhelmed the supply chain, security professionals and wireless networks.  The summer witnessed the introduction of a series of amazing and revolutionary devices including the EVO 4G, Blackberry Torch, Droid X, iPhone 4.  Consumer euphoria about the new devices led to a surge in demand that managed to overcome a seemingly unrecoverable period of recession.  However, the handset manufacturers and wireless carriers which introduced the products had hoped for even greater success.  A series of security blunders, supply chain snafus and regulatory entanglements, battered brands and constrained what might have otherwise been even higher sales results.

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