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tablets


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...

September 8, 2011  1:52 PM

CDN model of the future evident in ALU and NSN offerings, startups



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, content delivery networks, iPhone, multi-screen applications, next-gen content delivery and video, NSN, tablets, Veravue

In video, we’re seeing a bit more focus on the kind of features more likely to be associated with monetized video than passive streaming. Vendors are jumping onto this, not with what we’d like to see (a true, architected, service layer) but at least with silo video offerings. I noted that


September 6, 2011  1:58 PM

Cable operators back away from wireless in fast-changing market



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, cable operators, iPhone, quadruple play, service layer architecture, tablets, TV everywhere, WiFi

One of the more interesting wrinkles in the ongoing tablet wars is a decision by more cable companies to back away from any commitments (on...


August 25, 2011  1:25 PM

Apple’s Jobs steps down; what/who now for the mobile revolution?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Android, Apple, Chrome OS, cloud ecosystem, Google, mobile behavior, smartphones, tablets

Apple's Steve Jobs has finally decided that his health won’t permit him to head Apple and has passed control to Tom Cook, the Apple COO who has been the administrative head since Jobs...


July 18, 2011  12:03 PM

Google’s Android sweep and its implications for Apple



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Apple, Google, Google+, iCloud, smartphones, tablets

Google reported its numbers, and by any measure it had a stellar quarter. Revenues were up 32%, and they beat Street estimates across the...


May 24, 2011  1:06 PM

Can an Amazon tablet compete in the ‘t-reader’ space?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amazon, e-reader, Nook, tablets

Amazon is apparently getting into the tablet business, or so say several sources. My own view is that Amazon is going to compete with the Barnes & Noble Color Nook, a...


May 20, 2011  6:18 PM

Tablet evolution depends on consumer and enterprise uses



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, collaboration, e-reader, Nielson, tablet devices, tablets, UC, UCC, WiFi

Some data from Nielson suggests that tablet users are perhaps more focused on social media than on streaming video. The data shows that while e-readers outnumber tablets by an enormous margin, people are relatively unlikely to be e-reading while watching TV, but are rather likely (presuming they...


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  12:53 PM

Microsoft financials: Servers and Office shine



Posted by: Tom Nolle
data center, Google Docs, Linux, Microsoft, Office, tablets

Microsoft reported its numbers, and the results are interesting for what they say about the computer market overall. The entertainment side was very strong, thanks to Kinect, but Windows licenses were lower and this trend worried investors. In the middle, the server and Office franchises both...


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...


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