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April 26, 2011  3:37 PM

Barnes & Noble color Nook ‘tablet’ signals tablet price wars



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Android, Apple, LTE voice, mobile backhaul, tablets, usage-based pricing

Barnes & Noble has finally brought out a true (if dated) Android version of its color Nook, which likely makes it the cheapest tablet around. It’s clear from both the performance and...

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


April 19, 2011  10:00 AM

Microsoft’s cloud-based Office beta tries to reverse losing roll



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, cloud computing services, Google, Microsoft, Office 365, Phone 7, tablets

Microsoft made its Office 365 available as a public beta. The “cloud-based” version of Office is targeted at reducing Microsoft’s risks in its critical Office franchise by limiting the damage that things like Google Docs could...


March 7, 2011  12:23 AM

Next for tablets: Enterprise voice and data collaboration?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android tablets, BlackBerry, collaboration, enterprise applications, iPads, RIM PlayBook, tablets

We’re counting down to the launch of the RIM "Playbook" tablet and wondering how competitors will manage the new iPad 2 in their plans for the fall. The challenge for them all at...


March 2, 2011  2:39 PM

Apple iPad 2 hits the market — shines light on tablet trends



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, iPad 2, tablet devices, tablets

The big news today is Apple’s new iPad announcement, an event whose usual Apple drama was upstaged by a surprise visit by Steve Jobs. The essence of the announcement was familiar: "iPads are making us smarter, healthier, richer, better looking, and so forth, and that’s from...


February 23, 2011  3:54 PM

As operators speed 4G LTE migration, complications follow



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, LTE, metro networks, mobile backhaul, mobile operators, packet-based backhaul, smartphones, tablets, TDM

The smartphone and tablet wars are putting pressure on mobile providers, and in particular, creating competitive drive to migrate to LTE. Operators tell us that their LTE migration strategies have been...

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February 14, 2011  4:11 PM

Tablet wars pivotal with devices that are ready or not



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Huawei, iPhone, smartphone, tablets, WiFi, ZTE

It’s clear from Mobile World Congress that tablets are the pivotal product in the mobile space. All the financial analysts have estimated iPad growth will beat that of the iPhone. You can tell that everyone is frightened of an Apple market sweep by the fact that tablets are being rushed out for...


February 9, 2011  7:02 PM

Alcatel-Lucent’s lightRadio celebrates the small; what’s next?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, applications enablement, cell technology, lightRadio, mobile broadband, mobile devices, tablets

Cost matters. Nowhere is that more true than in telecom, and in mobile broadband in particular. Operators are trying to manage what’s clearly a decisive shift of their own revenue/profit potential from wireline to mobile, and to manage the cost of creating and sustaining customers with ARPU. One...


November 16, 2010  3:21 PM

Juniper Trapeze Networks acquisition: Not just an enterprise play



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Juniper, service layer platforms, tablets, WiFi, wireless LAN

Juniper acquired Trapeze Networks from Belden, a move that’s been expected by Wall Street for some time. Trapeze is an


November 4, 2010  5:11 PM

The handwriting on the tablet: Users, mobility and wireless networks



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, Alcatel-Lucent, KPN, mobile devices, mobility, tablet, tablets, user behavior, Wi-Fi, wireless, wireless networks

One of the prime areas of focus for tech recently has been the tablet PC space. Tablets are far from new — in fact, some of the "new" models are more like reprises of earlier tablets, in that they're little more than a keyboard-less notebook. The


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