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It would be trademarked not as a monetary term but as financial software, and that's where the hypothetical conflict could occur.
Your etymology is not quite right - T(h)aler is actually an abbreviation of "Joachimsthaler" - ie from the town of Joachimsthal which was, in the 16th century when the name originated, in Bohemia. It's now Jáchymov in the Czech Republic.
Huawei portfolio -
- Solutions: Arpu Up; Broader+Smarter; Costs Down; Go Greener
- Services: Drive Customer Experience; Management; Excel in Operation; Transformation; Network and Services; Quality Improvement
- Products: Fixed Access; Radio Access; Core Network; Transport Network; Data Communication; Application & Software; Storage & Network Security; OSS
- Products: Switches; Routers; Servers; Storage; WLAN; Telepresence and Videoconferencing; Network Energy
- Solutions: Agile Network & SDN; Cloud Data Center; Collaboration
- Industries: Education; Finance; Government; Healthcare; Hospitality; Intelligent Retail; Manufacturing; Media & Entertainment; Oil & Gas; Public Safety; Railway; Smart Grid
- Mobile Phones
- Mobile Broadband
"Up until the launch of Windows Phone 7 last year, Microsoft has steadily lost market share while other operating systems have brought forth new and appealing experience. The new alliance brings together Nokia's hardware capabilities and Windows Phone's differentiated platform. We expect the first devices to launch in 2012. By 2015, IDC expects Windows Phone to be number 2 operating system worldwide behind Android."
IDC, 2011. Gartner said similar things.
I predict that revisiting old analyst predictions will still be a source of amusement in 2020
Devices whose screens have controlled reflectivity so they can be used as mirrors.
"It is an object of the present invention to provide a system and method to facilitate the user of the wireless communication device to see him/herself on the display therein as if he/she is seeing him/herself in a mirror."
Phones have shiny screens, so I guess he's onto something
The whole smartphone market came about because of a focus shift from phone-centric devices to connected personal computing devices. Smartphone fatigue won't be solved by non-rectangular designs but by similarly disruptive innovation. I would tell you what that will be - but, sadly, I'm not smart enough to have figured it out
1) Voice interaction is not something we only want to do in one room, or pay $200/room to do
2) Aesthetics. Alexa looks like a dildo by Bang & Olufsen. Google Home looks like a bedside light from British Home Stores.
Do more research around homes and how people live in them if you're aiming to sell into that space
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