- Eliminate choices.
- Proposed economic benefits is uncertainty. Using jobs as reason for merger but vague on how much it'll lay off due to duplications.
- T-Mobile prides itself on offering value. Without a competitior with 33-million users, AT&T and others have no reason to compete on value.
- There are cheaper ways for AT&T to build out its network without buying T-Mobile. AT&T has already said it'll spend less than $4 billion to expand coverage from 80% to 97% of US population, much less than the $39 billion cost of the merger.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
And while I have been very down on Facebook because of its disregard for user privacy and basically pimping them out to the highest bidder, moves like this is good for the average consumer. It provides a competition to the likes of iTunes, Spotify, and other music services.
Imagine if Facebook enables this through all those millions of users who installed a Facebook app on the iPhones, Android devices, and others?
And granted that Facebook is pretty innovative, I like to see something beyond just a straight up subscription model. Again, the launch is in September so we ought to hear something soon. If it's like other services, it'll be a slow rollout.
Apple is no doubt an innovator. And this next example shows just how far ahead it is thinking about the whole mobile system beyond what its competitors are doing.
Just after a patent application by Apple was published last week regarding diagnostic tools that could remotely fix a device, we’ve read today that such tools already exist and is probably in use in limited capacity if not wide-spread.
More at On Apple.
Via Cult of Mac, they pointed out that Apple might have a new iPhone 5 design for us.
Through the upcoming Photostream app, an icon showed an iPhone with a bigger screen and a home button with a different shape.
Okay, I'm pretty excited by this...
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
iTunes Match does streaming your music library to your iOS device. Earlier posts of mine suggested otherwise. A good samaritan on Twitter pointed me to this MacTrast link. I'm gonna make you go over and check it out. They've got a youtube video showing it working.
This information is also confirmed on Macrumors.
It all comes down to semantics I guess as far as how Apple wants to definite "streaming". It's like wireless carrier's definition of "unlimited" or Google's definition of "open"
Nook Shows Mid-Range Tablets Can Survive iPad; Barnes And Noble Brand Is A Plus In Fight Against Kindle
Monday, August 29, 2011
I spent the weekend basically out of the house because of the heat in Los Angeles. I know it’s nothing like what my mobile warrior readers on the east coast went through with Irene. I’m glad it’s mostly over but you guys still need to be careful about the flooding.
Anyway, I left earning morning on Saturday because I had an appt with City of Hope so they can milk my platelets. I took my iPad. It was the beginning of my mobile weekend.
How did the devices hold up?
So, here is the animated version of Vice-President Dick Cheney's new book, In My Time.
Source: Media Bistro.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
First, there are now while iPod touch parts in circulation. And it seem like the new iPod touch, will sport pretty much the same design. However, there is one difference. We could see white iPod touch this time around.
I recently cracked the screen on my iPod touch so I reckon I'm in the market for a new one. However, I have to wonder what the specs will be. I'm looking for better battery life above all else. Consider just how think the touches are. Oh, Apple, if you make one as think as the iPhone but add all the extra space with battery...I know that's wishful think.
As for other specs, Appleinsider has pointed out something important. Supplies of iOS devices are still in great demand and we are probably looking at iPhone 5 constraints with such a late release (and being so close to Christmas). Key supplies could be used for the iPhone and iPad instead of the lower margin iPod touch.
But a new end white iPod touch would be very enticing to a whole lot of folks.
Right now, TV and studio producers and execs are very afraid of the future. Mobile, particular iPhones, iPads, and the half a million Android daily activations are putting their old business model into disarray. They're holding onto to it with their dear life but they should.
In fact, they should embrace the new mobile reality and slowly get themselves ready go move away from the old ways.
There really is no need to be afraid of Apple or Google at all. Already, some cable companies realize this and have apps that allow current cable subscribers to view certain channels on their mobile devices.
CNN is allowing cable users to watch live broadcast on their tablets.
In 2012, we'll see more of these kinds of moves go embrace mobile. More and more of these artificial barriers to watching live broadcast on mobile fall away.
Furthermore, new tech will hasten the process. Netflix and the new owners will broaden their reach and expand their libraries. This may include original contents. Apple's Airplay has already extended iTunes' video lead in 2011. And Google TV will soon have apps that could also mean new video ways to watch TV.
The traditional ways of watching TV is slowing being pecked to death. And so is the current paid TV model. If you don't believe this, ask yourself this.
Why aren't any of the tech giants buying the vulnerable cable or satellite companies?
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Saturday, August 27, 2011
Courtesy of Engadget, we know the official name is now Sony Tablet P. It'll sport a Tegra 2 chip, 4 GB with a 2 GB memory card, and weigh in at 190 grams versus the iPad 2 at 601 grams, the Sony Tablet S at 600 grams, and the Xoom at 730 grams.
A couple of things about this.
It looks legit but it ain't from Apple. After clicking through the link in the email, it takes you to a site that looks like Apple's own.
Mobile: The iPad's Superior Battery Life Makes A Writer's Weekend Productive, Fun, And Wooy Free About Power Use
The reason is simple.
Friday, August 26, 2011
I love the Triumph but I returned it for personal reasons. I've got got my other mobile devices running at top efficiency. My Android stuff, iOS stuff, and my laptops. So I need to upgrade to anything at all for another year?
That was what I proposed in my theoretical post a couple of days ago. And in a series, I'm gonna get more specific about apps, form factors, and, my favorite subject, battery life.
Let's start this post off with battery life.
A new bacteria, TU-103, has been found by Tulane University that can turn cellulose, like paper, into fuel.
Specifically, butanol. What is butanol? It’s an alcohol with four carbons and –OH, that makes it an alcohol but not the type you drink, obviously. It’s a source of fuel. Compared to ethanol, it has more energy.
According to Discovery, butanol can be used as an ethanol substitute which means they can go into our cars without having to change our engines. It’s also ness corrosive.
Another advantage butanol has over ethanol from corn is that the plants that produce the needed cellulose can be grown in places where corn cannot.
Back to TU-103. It’s discovery is very important from the standpoint that it is a natural occurring bacteria without the need for genetic modification. And it can process cellulose in the presence of oxygen, which makes the use of TU-103 to make butanol cheaper than other forms of bacteria that requires specialized air-tight chambers.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
I don't know if there is much more for me to say other than to watch this video. It's Airplay mirroring in the forth coming iOS 5.
What you'll see is whatever shows up on the iPad is displayed on the TV via the Apple TV module.
Whatever you want to do with it, it works. Presentation? Sure. Watching videos? Definitely. Gaming? Of course.
This folks, is the future of the gaming console and set-top box all in one.
It's likely using Tegra 3 from Nvidia that is slated for release later this year. And with Windows 8 tablets going to be big at CES in January of 2012, Redmond might as well use the latest and greatest. But actual release is not going to happen until spring of 2012.
This gives Android and the iPad a lot of time to further entrench the tablet market.
But that could be about to change. According to Minyaville, search shows that voice on Google's Android has yielded some promising new features in the future. Meanwhile, Apple bought Siri last year, an intelligent app that allows users to speak into the app to get results back.
Here is a infographics from Medical Transcription that shows us just how all this will happen.
Mobile: Will Not See iPhone 5 Fight Galaxy S II Fairly This Fall Because VZW Will Not Carry the Galaxy
For those of you with Playbooks and Touchpads that do no have a whole lot of native app support, you could be accidental pioneers of a new kind of mobile experience. Web only. That is you get all of your experience through the browser.
Well, you typify what the future could be headed.
It's called the Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm and has 30 5 MW giant turbines that will go online in a month or so.
This is an effort to help the UK meet its goal of getting 15% of power usage by 2015.
Source: Earth Techling.
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I love mobile tech but I’m also suffering a bit of mobile fatigue. Technology is moving pretty fast and, as a mobile warrior, I am loving it. As a human being, I can use a break. Appreciate what I've got. Here’s how the rest of this post goes.
I’m writing a book. Well, an online novel really. It’s for children. And I was thinking of a scenario and one thing led to another while I was watching 28 Days Later, and then it hit me.
What if for some reason, all the ships and the planes in the world had to stop and there are no new gears being shipped? Maybe it’s a zombie infestation that resulted in a continent sized quarantine, a primate revolution that resulted in the apes taking all the new iPhones for themselves, or alien invasion that destroyed all the new hardware because they're afraid we'll upload a virus onto their mother ships and crash them simultaneously.
Or maybe one day, we ran of out those rare earth elements that are so critical to our technology today. China cannot longer supply us with our mobile gears – phones, laptops, Android devices, Blackberries, or iPhones and iPods. You’re stuck with the iPad you now have. There will be no iPad 3 or Xoom 2.
What you got in your pocket, backpack, or home, that’s it. Are you going to be satisfied with that?
I think we'll see more of these older video game properties make their way onto today's mobile platforms. And these mobile phones are tomorrow's console. Makes sense for studios to leverage all those games.
Lots of money in it. Lots of great memories too.
What is going on?
In a bigger national emergency, well, this could get really ugly fast.
More at Greenjava.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Steve Jobs' Retirement Doesn't Mean the End of iOS Devices Or Macs - Apple Had Succession Plan As Well As Plan To For World of Hurt For Its Competitors
- Patent wars will continue. Apple wants its patents unique to its products and services.
- iPhone 5 will be out in a matter of weeks. iPhone 6 presumably in 2012 though there probably isn't a need since the iPhone 5 will take the market by storm.
- iPad 3, a nonexistent product, will launch in 2012.
- iPods will get refreshed.
- Macbook Airs will be restocked at 3rd party resellers as soon as Tim Cook can get Foxconn to make enough of them to satisfy demand. And Apple's own stories has enough of them.
- iPad 2 is the tablet market in 2011 and iPad 3 will be the tablet market in 2012.
- Mac sales will continue to outpace PC sales. Acer lost $7 billion because if its bad bets on netbooks and unwillingness to innovate. While Acer thinks the iPad effect will go away, they should check in with HP - the tablet effect is real and it's called the "iPad".
- Tim Cook will do the intro and let folks know how Apple products are kick the collective behinds of its competitors.
- Then he'll bring on Phil Schiller to be the MC.
- Then Phil will bring up whoever is needed to talk about the products and the right third parties to do the demo.
Coming at 43 mpg, the 2012 hybrid version of the iconic sedan will cost $26,660 -making it more than $1,100 less than the 2011 model. A similar hybrid Fusion will cost $2700 more.
According to Car and Driver, this is a vast improvement over the 31/35 mpg you get with last year's model.
The Focus Hybrid has a 41/36 mpg estimate.
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Health: One in Ten Biz Is Considering Ending Health Coverage - I'm Not Sure This Is All That Bad...Yet
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I like to say that it's better because of the overwhelming number of Android users out there. But at $499, that's where it'll go right up against the iPad 2. And Lenovo isn't doing itself any favor by doing this. Consumers will be asking why would they pick this over the iPad? This is the same issue other tablet makers have had to deal with. Ask HP and RIM.
I reckon we'll see a price drop by Black Friday, definitely not to the level of $99 like the Touchpad. $350 to $380 could convince consumers to give it a second look. The problem for this Lenovo tablet, isn't that is is competing with the iPad but it's also competing with similarly spec'd tablets that also run Android and in some instances, also cheaper by $100.
What this Lenovo tablet has going for it is its unique look that is definitely Thinkpad-esque. Would that be enough to entice you to buy this over a Tab, Transformer, or a Xoom? Oh, this tablet also takes pen inputs but that'll cost extra.
Perhaps, the Thinkpad look will convince enterprise users give it a chance.
Source: Sci-Tech Today.
Possibly a recession.
First, what is an yield curve (Wiki)?
Did you manage to buy a Touchpad for $99? If you did, I truly envy you. I really do. It says quite a bit about you. Okay, you're smart. Brilliant, really.
I'm sure the mobile device makers already know that. Some bloggers do too but most generally assume that you aren't too savy when it comes to tech.
And the fire sale of the Touchpad provided two very valuable lessons for those who would try to convince to buy their tablet. For some like RIM and Motorola, it could already be too late with their current offerings. They'll make another effort. But for some just getting ready, like Amazon, learn from this.
According to Engadget, Radio Shack is prepping for NFC payments via Google Wallet on September 1st.
Near Field Communication, that's what NFC stands for, is a protocol that can be used for contactless mobile payment. What we in the mobile crazed world want is to be able to use our phones to buy things. And Google Wallet is one of a dozen or so mobile payment systems out there that will soon be competing for our money.
However, mobile payment isn't about to become ubiquitous overnight. This will take a long long time for the ramp up to take place. Most devices on the market do no support NFC and payments such as the ones I use via Starbucks, requires no NFC but you just need to let a special scanner take a peak at your screen.
Regardless, it's great to see Google leading this effort. Google, as well as others, knows that this is a huge market. Most major credit card companies, VISA, Mastercard, Discover, all have their own payment plans.
And here in the US, we are definitely behind the times in the industry. The Japanese have been able to use their phones to make payments (like train fares) for years.
Source: Engadget (through Phandroid)
Apple will release two models of iPhones. Reuters along with other news organizations have been getting into the Apple product speculation game, WSJ, Fox, Associated Press, and it looks like they just might have something more meaty than we can expect from a news organization.
Obviously, we need to take them with a grain of salt until Apple does what it does and we find out if Reuters is correct.
The gist is that Apple will release two models of iPhones.
Monday, August 22, 2011
According to MacNN, an iPhone with both CDMA and GSM modes have been detected. According the original link, Techcrunch, an iPhone was detected using both AT&T and Verizon networks. However, this isn't surprising given the rumors for months that the next iPhone will be able to work on both more networks using one iPhone model - both GSM and CDMA.
Although that was expected, it seems a bit late in the cycle for just such an iPhone to appear. Considering, this should be have seen a while back.
However, such an iPhone does mean that it will most certainly not support LTE. You can't have it both way, apparently.
Source: Techcrunch via MacNN.
Mobile: HP Claims Web OS Still Coming to Devices And PC - Looks Like They've Settled On A Sale Strategy
And while he admitted that HP has not decided where to go with it, in my mind, it's settled. If Web OS is going to PCs and HP is looking at getting rid of the PC business, they'll be bundling Web OS along with the spin-off, make someone else pay for the $1.2 billion that it cost them to buy Palm, and let the new buyer worry about Web OS at that point.
Anything else would not make sense. Why would you buy from HP a business involves Web OS working on the PCs but you're supposed to license it from them. that smacks of when eBay bought Skype but did not buy the underlying technology that made Skype work.
So, there you have it. Things can still change. HP has asked for 12-18 months to work this out. But I think they're settled ridding themselves of Web OS plus PC business. Maybe even printers as well.
And recently, we reported that Facebook had lost millions of users in North America. To be fair, it more than made up for it internationally.
However, it's the slowdown in activities on Facebook that is a major issue for one of the biggest violators of privacy on the Internet. First of all, poking friends is no longer popular anymore. And instead of updating or chatting, folks have opted to use other messaging services. Perhaps this explains why Skype bought GroupMe.
The study quoted by Mashable indicated pretty much everything dropped across the board except for video uploads. More worrisome is the number of those under 30s that uses Facebook has dropped faster than any other demographics.
Obviously, Facebook denies this. What with its IPO just months away, it cannot allow such reporting to derail it.
Due to economic recovery, coal use helped CO2 emission to jump 4%.
While that was largely unavoidable, it does demonstrate just how much we still rely on dirty energy and shows that we need to double-down on green tech and renewable power sources.
Look, China subsidizes its green industry like solar manufacturers. That’s one of of doing it. The federal government should offer incentives to use green power. This is doubly needed for our manufacturing base. Hire in the US and tie that into green efforts.
I know most political leaders on the right won’t admit it but green tech and job growth now go hand-in-hand. It’s a vicious cycle but in a good way. More unlimited renewable power means we’ll see cheaper energy from dirty power, that’ll drive employment for the green industry, which will make goods cheaper to provide because of cheaper energy.
More people working means bigger market for these goods. And cleaner air if that matters to anyone.
Okay, it’s not like the $99 is something Amazon can pull off with its own Kindle tablet, possibly called the Scribe. But it does have to realize that it has to compete with the iPad on pricing. That is the only differentiator that Amazon can offer. After all, ecosystem to ecosystem, Amazon doesn’t come close.
For the same price or even just $100 cheaper, why go with anyone else other than a proven tablet with hundreds of thousands of apps and quality that you can depend on. But at $200 cheaper price, a $300 price tag just might be enough to attract more than a few users.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Personally, I like to wait until the dude's in cuffs or they find him, dead or alive I guess.
However, no one knows just what kind of government will seize the power vacuum. President Obama will make a statement when he has more information.
I am sure our people have been on the ground trying to take a pulse of the mood of the people, the rebels, and the provisional government.
There is no guarantee that what comes next is something we in the West will like. But hey, so long as it's a government by the people, it's all we can ask for.
And so long as they're not calling "death to America" or anything like that, we wish the Libyan people all the best.
Note: With such ease, I am cautiously optimistic. I hope there won't be an Iraq like insurgency that will pop up.
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Is this possible we are at the start of another arms race and this time the weapon of choice is SMS like messaging services that will eventually spell the doom of the era of mobile providers gauging its users for texting plans that require little to no bandwidth.
I have to say messaging would not be my choice of service if I want to arm my company's mobile services. Honestly, I think location-based services like check-in companies Foursquare or Gowalla offers more opportunities for commercialization than group messaging.
Facebook already made their move with Beluga. Apple already has iMessage that will be forthcoming with its next iOS update. Google has, well, a bunch of homegrown services at its disposal. Gtalk and elements of Google+ like Huddle comes to mind. So I find it difficult any of the major mobile platforms would be interested in snatching up their own messaging company.
It's possible some carriers might be interested in their own messaging services to prepare for the demise of texting.
We'll see over the next two weeks where this goes and why Skype and Microsoft wants GroupMe. Skype already has an IM feature as does Microsoft.
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Who designed them!?
They're horrible. Unless you're a seasoned rider, you're out of your element. I am at the station waiting for my train only to find out in small print that it's not due to start running until later this fall.
I don't get why they're printing something now on a map for the current schedule but have such a small print at the bottom. Again, seasoned riders probably know to be more careful but for novice riders like me and others, we had no idea.
One guy here probably has to find another way home somehow because his line was closed.
You've got Metrolink, Amtrak, and who knows what else.
Then there are the different bus lines that crisscross the whole county. It's madness.
There are plenty of us who want to give public transportation a try to help with the green effort. The powers that be has to try to make this easier for casual riders.
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ATD's post gave a good examination of what questions remain and what options are there foe the men who were tasked to lead the assault on the mobile market on HP's behalf.
This is important as it could determine the fate of Web OS and who will end up owning it and the patents HP now possesses through last year's $1.2 billion Palm buyout.
HP will have to determine if it'll get more out of Web OS if it leverages the OS and the mobile patents as a separate entity either through a licensing agreement or a Nortel like auction that may or may not include the talents that created them.
Or it could bundle Web OS as a part of a new company should it decide to spin off a PC company. It would certainly sweeten the pot for investors or potential buyers.
However, such a buyer would have to be someone who wants to get into both the PC market and own its OS instead of licensing one from Google or Microsoft.
What HP wants will determine what happens to Web OS and the patents and who gets it.
At this time, I am certain many companies have approached HP to get a feeler for what HP is leaning. Samsung has been a popular choice on the blogs for acquiring Web OS and the patents even though it already has its own OS, Bada.
I think Lenovo is a strong candidate. It was Lenovo that bought IBM's PC business and this think outside of the box attitude could also make them a prime candidate. Plus, if they should be interested, they may well also be interested in HP's PC business as well. There might be some huffing and puffing in Congress about a Chinese company owning suh a big PC share but I am sure Lenovo's lobbyists and attorneys will take care of that once the initial outcry dies down.
Then there is Apple. No one has said much about this but don't discount Apple as the company that might walk away with Web OS.
What no one has addressed is what'll happen to the small but dedicated legion of Web OS users. A couple of Palm friendly blogs, like parents late at night at the dinner table worrying about bills, have tried to keep up an optimistic front. But even they may go the way of the Web OS unless miraculous event happens and Web OS finds a happy home.
Could the next leap in mobile be about taking mobile experience to the next level. Allowing us to not miss life while still being kept up to date on out social media updates, news, and other mobile computing tasks that some in our society are labeling as distractions.
This is what is going on now. You see lots of folks, especially kids, who almost text continuously a few years ago, now migrating to busily updating Their Facebook and Twitter feeds, or getting updates from friends and families.
Consider waiting in line for rides at amusement parks like Disneyland. In the past, kids and their parents has to wait patiently in line. Even among friends. They are forced to chat, take in the sights, or simply complain about the 90 min or so wait.
Today, kids are immersed in their handheld gaming systems, parents are looking at their mobile phones, friends who are literally standing inches from each other conversing on Facebook!
Perhaps Microsoft's Windows Phone commercials were right. Less is more. Less time on the mobile devices means more time for other things.
We know Microsoft did not create those commercials with what I've pointed out here in mind. But they may have just stumbled onto something.
I am not sure they would really know what I am talking about here. Maybe not Apple. Perhaps it'll be a startup that gets it and is working on solving this issue and leading us to make next mobile leap forward.
While we like to think of China as the folks financing our debts, we still own a vast major of our own financial assets at 87% and almost 70% of our government bonds. CNN puts Chinese ownership at 8% of our treasury bonds.
So, such a default would not be in our own interest.
I don't now if you're a Tea Party guy or gal or not. I certainly have some sympathy with their goals if not their child-like stubbornness. However, had we not have a debt-ceiling deal, we would have defaulted on millions of Americans who rely on interest payments of the treasury bonds.
Still, we need to double down on our debt and truly work through this. I was really disappointed in my own GOP leadership who walked away from a $4 trillion deal and ended up with only a conditional $2.5 billion cut.
Back to not default. The US will not default. Period. Even if it does means we'll have to go to bed without supper.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
But I believe green games can help in ways children's games help teach certain learning skills.
Take for instance the games mentioned in this Sci Tech Today post. They teach about recycling, saving mythical whales, learning about a delta ecosystem, or knowing what to price to set at a yard sale based on what can be reused. Those kinds of games are valuable to teach aspects of conservation and what is involved in green living.
Fate of the World puts the player in charge of a full city dealing with 200 years of near real world scenarios of population growth, food management, and other socioeconomic issues.
Okay the last game might be a bit far fetched but nonetheless brings attention to problems we deal with outside of the confines of a virtual earth.
All of these are excellent topics for gaming developers, especially mobile ones, to consider working on.
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Friday, August 19, 2011
Mobile: HP Admits "iPad" Effect Is Real; Which Dell Announces Shortfall, Is the PC Market In Trouble?
Last quarter, even Apple admit that the iPad has cannabilized some Mac sales. The only thing is there is a way bigger chunk of PC market for the iPad to cannibalize. What's funny is that data companies like Gartner, which refuses to admit that the iPad is a computer but rather categorize it as a media tablet, never admit that the iPad was affecting PC sales. Now that the world's biggest PC maker admit the "iPad" effect, I wonder what will these firms say the next time they release their PC data.
And speak of the biggest PC maker in the world, HP may not be the biggest computer maker after all. Apple would be the biggest computer maker in the world by volume if iPads were counted along with the Macs. It means Apple shipped 13.6 million computers to HP's 9.7 million. And to make matters worse, Apple has over 30% in operating margin while HP was pulling in less than 6%
So, what is going on here? Is the PC market in trouble? It's is difficult to say. While Microsoft and others refuse to admit it public, they know that the iPad is killing them. Microsoft's Windows revenue shrank last quarter just as Apple sold over 9 million iPads.
Furthermore, Dell provided a lower guidance this week when it reported its quarterly earnings but it did not mention the tablet market. However, given today's HP news, it is not a difficult leap to believe that Dell also was affected by the iPad and anticipate rough waters ahead.
Meanwhile, in western Europe, Apple's Mac share increased to 7% from 5.6% a year ago. And how did the other PC makers do? On a while, the PC market shrank nearly 19%. How much of that is because of tablets in general and the iPad specifically?
Microsoft promises Windows 8 for tablets next year. We may see a reversal of the PC makers' fortune in 2012. However, there is also the issue of the global economic condition. At this time, things are not going well.
And given the economic risks and failure after failure of non-iPad tablets in 2011, Windows 8 tablet rollouts may not be as robust. Keep in mind that Apple isn't done yet. The iPad and Mac sales in Asia, especially Greater China, is continue to outpace the market by a wide margin.
Even with home field advantage, Apple's revenue in China is now bigger than Lenovo's own - $3.8 billion to $2.8 billion. And that's before Apple's iPhone and iPad are being offered on other major carriers' networks. Furthermore, Apple's retail reach is not as extensive as those as Lenovo. Just wait until Apple opens up more stores.
It'll be interesting to revisit this issue in a quarter, in six months, and a year from now. I wonder if we'll be able to recognize the PC market as we remember it today.
Source: Light Reading, Appleinsider.
Obviously, this game is much better than the version I played with years ago but, hey, when you stink at first person shooter, you stink no matter how much better the graphics has become.
I must say, the trailer is very intense. It could just be enough to get me to consider giving it a try...even if I do happen to get sick again. Could be worth it.
Have a great weekend! Come back this weekends for more updates and rants!