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September 29, 2011  12:16 PM

Kindle Fire launched as media cloud appliance with EC2 links, not mere tablet



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amazon, Amazon EC2, Apple, Cloud computing, e-readers, iPad, tablets

Well, Amazon finally announced its tablet. The event itself might have offered some clues because Apple would have done this in the Superdome, and Amazon had something that looked more like a high-school auditorium. Bezos set the tone for the launch with a long...

May 18, 2011  10:41 PM

Embedded control and top-flight appliances: How Intel can face the future



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Android OS, Apple, appliance, appliances, embedded control, embedded control device, embedded system, Intel, iPad, iPad 2, iPads, Microsoft, Phone 7, smartphone, smartphones, tablet devices, tablets, Windows Phone 7, Wintel

Intel has embarked on what might be the biggest battle of its corporate life—the battle to become relevant in the embedded system and appliance space. While Intel has a license to produce ARM chips, it realizes...


May 3, 2011  12:51 PM

RIM’s hard lesson: Differentiate or die



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, RIM, smartphones, tablets

RIM's earnings statement speaks volumes. It’s not a surprise that RIM disappointed; it has been forced to accept much lower margins and has lost market share to every smartphone option out there. This is a classic story of how not being innovative will hurt you, perhaps fatally. The...


April 19, 2011  1:02 PM

RIM’s Playbook: Good form factor misses consumer appeal



Posted by: Tom Nolle
BlackBerry, iPad, RIM, RIM PlayBook, tablets

Tablets are again in the news as RIM launches its Playbook, a tablet that diverges from the iPad mold in that it’s based on a


February 23, 2011  4:07 PM

Apple gets push-back from app providers over revenue



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Apple, application development, Google, iPad, iPhone

Apple, already facing an anti-trust review or two, is now getting growing push-back from app providers over the subscription-sharing rule. Apple wants a cut of every...


November 11, 2010  12:47 PM

Verizon’s iPad approach bundles mobile WiFi hub



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G FiOS, femtocells, iPad, Verizon, VoIP, WiFi

Verizon has started to advertise its iPad deal, and it’s a bit more complicated than the rumors had suggested. What the big telco is doing is bundling an iPad with a mobile WiFi hub, a gadget that links to a 3G service and then creates a mini-hotspot to which


June 30, 2010  12:03 PM

Cisco’s enterprise tablet designed for cloud, video and UC



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Cisco, Cloud computing, iPad, tablet

Well, here’s something we didn’t see coming -- Cisco has announced an enterprise-targeted tablet called Cius...


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