If you need further evidence that 2011 is the “Year of the iPad” and not the “Year of the Tablet,” take a gander at Best Buy, who reportedly ordered up 270,000 HP TouchPad tablets and has only found homes for 25,000 of them -- not good news for HP, who is announcing quarterly earnings on Wednesday.
What do you do when your company suffers a $56 million second-quarter net loss? If you’re Motorola Mobility, you cash in by selling your soul to Google for a cool $12.5 billion, which is exactly what the search giant announced early Monday.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs and his team have been quite insistent that the 7-inch form factor doesn’t make sense for a tablet, while other companies have been quite happy to give it a go. The latest is Acer, who unveiled its new Iconia Tab A100 on Friday morning, the first 7-inch to come with Android Honeycomb 3.2.
While no one can deny Nintendo had a huge hit on its hands with the Wii, outside of the living room a very different tale has unfolded. As the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad have risen in popularity, it’s coming at the expense of Nintendo’s own portable game systems.
A new report details the dramatic changes in the mobile phone market over the last three years. If you are a mobile phone operating system not named Android or iOS, the results are not pretty.
For instance, in Q2 2008, Nokia's Symbian held a 47 percent market share, but by Q2 2011 it had dropped to 16 percent. Over the same period, Microsoft's phone platforms plummeted from 12 percent to 1 percent, and Blackberry's RIM has dropped from 17 percent to 12 percent.
Forget red state or blue state, a new digital Mason-Dixon line is forming. A just released map breaks down smartphone preference by state, and the "new data establishes an evolving narrative of a North vs. South divide in the ongoing battle of the two top mobile operating systems."
If we told you there were patents galore in this week's news, would that surprise you? Well, what if we told you iLife everywhere, Facebook and the BBC on the iPad, and a new king of the smartphone manufacturing world? Well, there's that and there's more in this week's hottest Apple news. Just make sure you don't burn before reading.
Despite all of the bleak news about Android’s explosive growth over iOS, Apple has risen to the top of the world’s smartphone market, bumping longtime champ Nokia to third place and barely edging out Samsung, according to newly released data.