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* According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple (AAPL) is plunging ahead with plans for a TV that may incorporate voice and gesture-based technology, a form of AirPlay that would let iPhones and iPads act as remote controls, DVR storage, and iCloud. (The Wall Street Journal)
* Why Amazon (AMZN) is willing to MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 19, 2011 3:30 AM ET
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* The real story behind former Windows Mobile head Andy Lees' removal from his role. According to The Verge, Lees' lofty, public estimates for Windows Phone 7's success -- and the hard reality that it hasn't made much of a dent in the market -- created a rift. (The MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 15, 2011 3:30 AM ET
83% of the apps downloaded in the past month were for a Google or Apple phone
The U.S. smartphone market is starting to look like a two-horse race, judging from data scheduled to be released Wednesday by a Nielsen general manager at AppNation III in San Francisco. Among the new findings:
44% of all U.S. mobile subscribers now own a smartphone
56% of the mobile phones purchased in the past three months were MORE
The key to future sales growth is signing up new cellular operators, especially in Asia
In a series of well-researched charts, Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty has put her finger on the one factor -- all others being equal -- that really drives smartphone sales: The number of cell phone operators that sell the thing.
In a report issued to clients Sunday, Huberty shared the results of an analysis of 760 carriers in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 21, 2011 8:12 AM ET
Slow browsing, few apps, and an embarrassing service outage. Can BlackBerry recover from its biggest crisis yet?
FORTUNE -- Addictions are tough to break, yet Research in Motion seems to be doing whatever it can to help users cast aside their CrackBerrys once and for all. Consider just a few of the reasons the Canadian maker of the BlackBerry smartphone is ailing: an international outage in mid-October; the Playbook tablet, a MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Nov 10, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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* Amazon (AMZN) is launching an e-book library today exclusively for Kindle and Kindle Fire users who are also Amazon Prime subscribers. Initially, the e-commerce giant will offer just 5,000 or so titles -- none of them from the six big publishing houses will. Each user will also only be MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 3, 2011 3:57 AM ET
And where is Android? Still trailing Java ME, according to Net Applications
You would think that with nearly 50% of the global market for smartphones that Google's (GOOG) Android would also dominate the Web.
Not so, according to a report issued Saturday by Net Applications.
When measured against other smartphone/tablet operating systems, Apple's (AAPL) iOS accounts for more than half of the visits to its clients' 40,000 websites around the world. In fact,the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 1, 2011 12:28 PM ET
Expected to account for 73.4% of a market that has grown more than 260% since 2010
Gartner Inc. is a lot better at telling you what's already happened than predicting what's about to.
Witness Thursday's report on worldwide tablet sales in which it describes Apple (AAPL) as having a "free run" in the tablet market this coming holiday season, accounting for nearly three quarters of the 63.6 million units sold before the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 22, 2011 11:29 AM ET
But phone and tablet sales are weaker, and 32% brought a TV to school, down from 73%
A relatively small survey from Hudson Square Research -- 158 students in eight U.S. colleges and universities interviewed over the past three weeks -- nonetheless yielded some striking results. According to a note to clients issued Monday by Hudson Square's Daniel Ernst:
69% of returning students said they spent less than last year on technology MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 19, 2011 3:54 PM ET
A collection of delusional quotations, courtesy of Business Insider's Jay Yarow
Touchscreen smartphones have finally taken their toll on the venerable BlackBerry. As the Asmyco chart at right shows, BlackBerry shipments (green line) hit a wall in early 2011 and have been headed south ever since.
Did Mike Lazaridis and Jim Basille, Research in Motion's (RIMM) co-founders, underestimate the threat posed by Apple (AAPL)?
You bet they did -- loudly, repeatedly and at times MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 17, 2011 5:48 AM ET
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