Digging out of the news that piled up while New York was getting socked with a snowstorm
Here's what we found Monday night when we finally made our way from Boston back to Brooklyn: 6-foot drifts, unplowed streets and a pile of unsorted Apple (AAPL) headlines. The top news:
Ever-improving networks and a big hardware announcement that will send handset prices plummeting both point to smartphone growth in 2011 that could totally eclipse anything we've seen before.
Smartphones have been growing at an unbelievable clip over the past year but they still account for only around a third of all phones in the US and an even smaller percentage internationally. In developing countries, the price of smartphones, aside from some MORESeth Weintraub - Dec 22, 2010 2:50 PM ET
Days before its expected unveiling, details of dubious provenance are pouring in
With Apple (AAPL) set to reveal its "latest creation" Wednesday, new rumors surface almost hourly. We'll try to stay on top of them. [UPDATED Tuesday. See below.]
The rendering at right created by Flickr user Fotoboer.nl last August is "strikingly close" to the real thing, people "familiar with the device" tell AppleInsider's Kasper Jade.
Apple is building two versions, one that MORE
Not much news leaks out of Apple's (AAPL) tight-lipped Cupertino campus. The suppliers and developers working on the new family of iPhones, however, are another matter.
Over the past few weeks, enough bits and pieces have dribbled out of the companies making parts and the programmers writing software for the new iPhones to put together a detailed -- if speculative -- picture.
Based on leaks from these sources, we can expect at MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 9, 2009 10:53 AM ET
By Scott Moritz
Qualcomm (QCOM) joined tech's growing crowd of downward revisionists as the slumping global economy forced the company to slash its financial targets.
While the San Diego wireless chipmaker turned in a strong fiscal fourth quarter Thursday, Qualcomm like several tech giants - including Cisco (CSCO), Intel (INTC) and Apple (AAPL) - have lowered financial projections as business took a nose dive this fall.
Qualcomm posted adjusted earnings of $1.06 billion or MOREsmoritz - Nov 6, 2008 5:15 PM ET
By Scott Moritz
With touchscreen phones all the rage, and U.S. telcos following AT&T's (T) lead of cutting the price of Apple's (AAPL) iPhone, it would seem Nokia (NOK) will be left out of the smartphone party this year.
The Finnish phone giant won't have its closely-watched 5800 phone - Nokia's music-loaded take on the iPhone - available here until sometime in the first half of next year, according to people familiar with the phone. MOREsmoritz - Oct 16, 2008 4:28 PM ET
By Scott Moritz
Tech investors were rattled after Nvidia (NVDA) set off a big alarm.
The graphic chip supplier to the PC industry on Wednesday slashed its second-quarter sales forecast to about $912 million, 17% below analysts' estimates. It also said it would take a $150 million to $200 million charge to cover replacement costs of defective chips.
The warning sent Nvidia shares down 31% Thursday and added more pressure to the Nasdaq, which fell MOREsmoritz - Jul 3, 2008 3:05 PM ET
[Update: Barron's Eric Savitz suggests here that when DigiTimes writes "total shipments of 3G iPhones are expected to top 10 million units in the third quarter" it means BY the third quarter, not IN the third quarter. We suspect he is right. Headline and body of text corrected accordingly.]
With the simultaneous launch of the iPhone 3G in 22 countries on July 11, Apple's Taiwanese suppiers are anticipating a bigger-than-expected ramp-up MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 19, 2008 2:09 PM ET
By Michael V. Copeland
If you want a hint at where innovation in the gadget world is headed, talk to the chip guys. These nuggets of insanely complex silicon that companies like Intel, AMD (AMD), Atheros, Broadcom and Marvell (MRVL) are creating today will end up in the phones, laptops, televisions and mobile video/music/Internet devices of tomorrow.
We all know that Intel is dead-set on making WiMax -- wireless access measured in MORETodd Woody - Jan 14, 2008 2:00 AM ET
By Michal Lev-Ram
LAS VEGAS -- Paul Jacobs got his start in a robotics lab in the south of France. Now he runs Qualcomm, one of the world's largest wireless technology companies. Fortune sat down with Jacobs at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to talk about the future of wireless services like mobile TV, 4G technology and Qualcomm's recent legal troubles. Late last month Qualcomm suffered a significant setback MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jan 10, 2008 6:00 AM ET
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