Meet the newest (high-definition) Nooks; Cisco's CEO lists possible successors.
"We have a clear shot at being the number three platform on the market. We're not just another open platform on the market, we are BlackBerry."
"It has all the table stakes we need to have for consumer [success]," Heins said. He pointed out that the unique features of BlackBerry 10, including the BlackBerry Hub and its new multitasking UI, add on to those stakes to represent a real contender. He was careful to note that the BlackBerry Hub, in particular, is more compelling than it seems at first blush, "BlackBerry Hub is not just a unified inbox."
The 7-inch Nook HD starts at $199 for a 8 GB model, and the 9-inch Nook HD+ starts at $269 for 16 GB. Both tablets begin shipping in late October and are slated to hit store shelves in early November. (Nook's older 7-inch Nook Tablet recently had its price tag cut to $179. The company's black-and-white Nook e-readers sell for $99 to $139.)
There are as many as 10 candidates, and directors review the list quarterly, [John] Chambers said in an interview yesterday at Bloomberg's headquarters in New York. They include Gary Moore, chief operating officer, Robert Lloyd, executive vice president of worldwide operations, Chuck Robbins, senior vice president of the Americas, and Edzard Overbeek, senior vice president of global services.
CEOs on Twitter: Fear makes some executives leery of social media [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL]
Most CEOs should accept that social media is part of their job description, says former Medtronic Inc. CEO Bill George, a management professor at Harvard Business School and avid tweeter. "People want CEOs who are real. They want to know what you think," he says, adding: "Can you think of a more cost-effective way of getting to your customers and employees?"
And the key to Facebook's strategy is that no matter where users start on the ladder of mobile technology, from the most basic device to the newest smartphone, Facebook becomes better and more fun to use as they upgrade. And this is also why carriers are so eager to partner with Facebook, because the next billion to come onto the internet will do it through a mobile device, on which every megabyte that they use in connecting with their friends can be measured and billed.
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In a survey of 400 consumers, 65% said they expected their next phone to be an iPhone
FORTUNE -- In a note to clients issued Tuesday, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster reported the results of his annual cell phone survey. The key takeaways:
Asked what phone they were going to buy next, 65% said an Apple (AAPL) iPhone, 19% said a Google (GOOG) Android, 6.5% said "not a smartphone," 6% said "I don't know," and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 17, 2012 8:49 AM ET
Tim Cook remembers Steve Jobs and looks to the future; have Mark Zuckerberg's worst fears become reality?
Apple CEO Tim Cook in the hot seat at D [ALL THINGS D]
Cook said that Jobs told him not to ask what Steve would have done. "He looked at me with those intense eyes that only he had and said, 'Just do what's right.' I'm doing that. Does that mean some things would be different? Of MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 30, 2012 11:52 AM ET
The latest on Facebook's secret smartphone efforts; why the social network's co-founder Eduardo Saverin doesn't resent Mark Zuckerberg.
Facebook tries, tries again on a smartphone [THE NEW YORK TIMES]
The company has already hired more than half a dozen former Apple software and hardware engineers who worked on the iPhone, and one who worked on the iPad, the employees and those briefed on the plans said. This would be Facebook's third effort at building a smartphone, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 29, 2012 1:00 PM ET
Can the collapse of RIM, Nokia and LG be predicted down to the quarter?
FORTUNE -- Updating a chart he first posted last year (see here and here), Asymco's Horace Dediu on Monday tried to estimate how long three badly wounded veterans of the smartphone wars -- Research in Motion (RIMM), Nokia (NOK) and LG -- might survive.
He defines what he calls the "post-traumatic period" of a phone manufacturer's life as beginning with MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 29, 2012 10:58 AM ET
Blackberry and Android users are quicker to drop both their phone and their carrier
FORTUNE -- A new survey of smartphone users doesn't speak well for the quality of the cellular telephone service provided by U.S. carriers.
Roughly 40% of respondents said they experience at least five dropped calls a month, and 9 out of 10 said they'd be willing to switch carriers due to poor call quality.
But in this regard, not MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 3, 2012 11:00 AM ET
Its market cap today is $577 billion. Where do the next $400-plus billion come from?
In a note to clients issued early Tuesday, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster raised his Q2 iPhone estimate (to 33 million), set a new 12-month price target ($910 per share) and -- most provocatively -- laid out a roadmap for Apple's (AAPL) market capitalization to go from $576.79 billion as of Monday's close to $1 trillion by MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 3, 2012 7:06 AM ET
But even at $600 a share, the company's stock price still seems out of whack
Apple's (AAPL) second fiscal quarter ends Saturday, and although the market spent Friday morning knocking the stuffing out of its share price (Apple fell back below $600 in mid-morning trading), Wall Street remains bullish on Tim Cook's company.
How do we know? We've watched the analysts' Q2 estimates for Apple climb more than 24% in the past MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 30, 2012 11:40 AM ET
Just in time for this week's Mobile World Congress, a snapshot of where the money goes
To get a sense of what Apple's (AAPL) competitors are up against in Barcelona this week as they unveil their new mobile phone models for the 2012 season, consider the relative size of the solid color profit (and loss) bars in the chart above.
It's the money shot in a series of eye-opening graphs that the inimitable Horace MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 27, 2012 7:24 AM ET
The Samsung Moment? The Motorola Cliq? The HTC Magic? The BlackBerry Tour?
Maybe I don't spend enough time shopping for Google (GOOG) Android phones, but I always get a kick out of the Top 20 Mobile Phone lists -- measured by ad impressions -- that Millennial Media posts each year.
In the 2011 report issued Thursday there weren't many surprises at the top of the list.
Apple's (AAPL) iPhone, the No. 1 best MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 24, 2012 10:24 AM ET
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