Apple Sells 2 Million iPads In 59 Days
Today is the 59th day since the iPad went on sale April 3. The device launched internationally on May 28. This morning, Apple announced that it has sold two million of them. That's a lotta iPads.
Businesses Have Bought 40% Of iPhones In 2010
AT&T's Ron Spears recently revealed that 40% of the iPhones sold to-date during 2010 have been to business customers. RIM's BlackBerry and Microsoft's Windows Mobile platforms are the default enterprise mobile computing choice. Or, rather, were. Should RIM be scared?
Apple's iPad Hits UK
Steve Jobs' slick new tablet is now available across the pond—but Brits better be prepared to dig deep.
Audi Offers In Car Internet Access
The optional hotspot, available in the 2011 edition of the A8 sedan, comes with WPA2 encryption and connectivity for up to eight mobile devices.
OLPC Developing $99 Tablet PC
One Laptop Per Child is emphasizing the educational value of its planned low-cost, low-power, Android-based XO tablet.
Android 2.2: Ready For Enterprise?
Google is touting its new mobile platform's business-friendly features, but licensing Microsoft's ActiveSync may not offer enough security to make Android ready to work in the enterprise.
Color Kindle Deep On Amazon Horizon
Amazon says it will compete with the iPad by targeting "serious readers" who appreciate the clarity of a black-and-white screen for displaying text.
iPhone Due In June, Sky Is Still Blue
According to AT&T employees, the company has informed them that the new iPhone from Apple is due at some point in June. As if we didn't already know this. When in June? Well, not too late, as it turns out. Will Verizon sell it?
FTC, FCC Reveal Complaints Filed Against Apple
Numerous complaints have been filed with the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission against Apple. They run the gamut from the iPad's lack of Flash support to the availability of adult material in the iTunes App Store, to an iPhone catching fire while charging. These documents were obtained via the Freedom Of Information Act.
Mobile PC Shipments Soar 43%
Consumer buying in the first quarter pushed laptops, netbooks, and tablets to their highest level in eight years, according to Gartner.
Pandigital Unveils Novel E-Reader
The Novel's full Web browser, e-mail app, integrated Barnes & Noble online bookstore, and $200 price tag may help it compete in a crowded marketplace.
New PDF Tools For Windows, iPad
Nitro PDF Software's new, free Reader application is a full-featured program for reading, annotating, and manipulating PDF files, while the new version of iAnnotate for the iPad adds e-mail integration.
LG Fathom Slated For Verizon
The Fathom is one of the last handsets to ship with Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 before it is replaced by Windows Phone 7.
Are SMBs Doing Enough To Support Mobile Workers?
Membership in the mobile workforce is growing rapidly, but a new survey from a remote connectivity vendor suggests that businesses may not be doing enough to support their employees' mobility needs.
Android 2.2 Coming To Most HTC Phones
The operating system codenamed Froyo, which is expected to include tethering capabilities, will be delivered to device makers 'in the coming weeks.'
iPad Sold Out, Users 91% Satisfied
The iPad 3G appears to be sold out at most Apple Stores across the U.S. The Wi-Fi model is less scarce, but barely so. Did Apple underestimate supply badly? According to user surveys, 91% of people who own an iPad are satisfied with it. Perhaps word-of-mouth is selling the device for Apple.
Strange Bedfellows, Google And Adobe Gang Up On Apple
Mortal enemies one day. Bedfellows the next. That's how it felt at the Google I/O 2010 conference when, in the course of two days, Google drove two stakes (HTML5 and VP8) through the heart of Adobe's Flash, and then announced unflagging support for Adobe, particularly in its battle against Apple.
Apple And AT&T's Network
Either the service has gotten better for iPhone users on the AT&T network or people are tired of complaining about it. I tend to think it the former more so than the latter. The iPad 3G has been out now for nearly three weeks and predictions of doom and gloom for the carrier didn't come to pass.
Cisco To Buy Moto Development
Moto helped design the Flip Video camera; Cisco says the acquisition will further its aim to develop user-friendly products.
Android OS Gains Momentum
Nokia's Symbian operating system remains in the top spot, but Google's mobile platform grew 707 % compared to the same period last year.
Jolicloud Aims To Boot Netbooks (Webbooks?) Directly To The Web
If HTML5 is the Web application platform of the future (as Google and Apple would very much like it to be), then Jolicloud founder Tariq Krim's vision that netbooks should essentially boot straight to the Web (as though the Web was their operating system) could signal a trend for where the operating systems of PCs and smartphones are heading.