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Archive for April, 2010

HP Kills Tablet

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 30th, 2010

Hewlett-Packard has killed off its Windows 7 tablet computer, reports TechCrunch. The device was first unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at CES 2010 in January and was supposed to hit the market in mid 2010. But TechCrunch says that HP is not satisfied with Windows 7 as a tablet operating system and has terminated […]

Apple’s iAd

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 30th, 2010

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Apple is aiming to charge close to US$1 million for premium advertising slots on its new iAd platform. According to sources, Apple has indicated it could charge as much as US$10 million to be part of a handful of marketers at the launch. Ad executives say they […]

Mobile Phones: 21% Growth Q1

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 30th, 2010

The worldwide mobile phone market grew 21.7 percent in the first quarter of 2010, according to new figures from IDC, a strong rebound from the market contraction seen a year earlier. Vendors shipped 294.9 million units in the first quarter of 2010 compared to 242.4 million units in the first quarter of last year, which […]

HP Buying Palm

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 28th, 2010

HP has agreed to buy Palm, a provider of smartphones powered by webOS mobile operating system, for $1.2 billion, or about $5.70 per share of Palm common stock. The transaction has been approved by the HP and Palm boards of directors. HP says their global scale combined with Palm’s webOS platform will enhance HP’s ability […]

WiMax Phone: $200?

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 28th, 2010

Sprint’s WiMAX phone, the HTC EVO 4G, may have the same $200 price as Verizon’s 3G HTC Droid Incredible (video review), according to Intomobile. Their source article by electronista says a Best Buy Geek Squad rep, reports the Sprint HTC EVO 4G will cost $200 on a 2 year agreement. A $200 HTC EVO 4G […]

NAB Defends Their Free Spectrum

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 28th, 2010

National Association of Broadcasters president Gordon Smith defended broadcasters’ right to free spectrum to Congress on Tuesday April 27 at a Senate Small Business Committee broadband oversight hearing. Smith said he wanted to put on the record how much he appreciated FCC chairman Julius Genachowski’s speech to the NAB show where he stated that “this […]