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Archive for August, 2011

IFA 2011: Biggest Show on Earth

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 31st, 2011

IFA 2011, the world’s largest consumer electronics and home appliance show, opens September 1 and runs for 5 days. Thousands of new products are on display. Last year, the Berlin show attracted over 230,000 visitors. With more attendees and exhibition space than CES, it can legitimately claim to be the world’s biggest tech expo. In […]

AT&T Announces $700 LTE Tablet

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 31st, 2011

The HTC JetStream is the first tablet device to support AT&T’s yet-to-be-launched Long Term Evolution 4G network. The Jetstream will cost $699.99 with a two-year contract. It features 10.1-inch display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and Long Term Evolution 4G. It is so far the only piece of computing hardware to work on both AT&T’s 4G and […]

DOJ Blocking AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 31st, 2011

Food fight! – Animal House The United States Department of Justice today filed a civil antitrust lawsuit to block AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA. The Deputy Attorney General James Cole said the merger meant higher prices and less competition. The DOJ’s complaint (pdf, 25 pages), was filed Wednesday in federal court in Washington, D.C. […]

Galaxy S-II Rolls Out

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 31st, 2011

AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile have announced three Samsung Galaxy S II smartphones for the three carriers. Samsung has already sold more than five million units in 85 days, according to Samsung’s press release. Samsung’s Android 2.3 S-2, an upgrade to the best selling first generation Galaxy S features an Exynos 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a rear-facing […]

Media Tablet War: Apple Vs B&N, Amazon & Others

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 30th, 2011

Barnes & Noble reported its financial performance today. They generated $1.4 billion in sales, a 2 percent increase over the same period last year. Book sales were down, but the company’s Nook operation were up, reports C/Net. The company reported that its Nook business, which includes hardware and digital-content sales, grew 140 percent during the […]

Sprint: Show Us the Money

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 30th, 2011

Sprint’s Strategy Update on Friday, October 7, is expected to reveal Sprint’s plans for 4G, the iPhone and partners such as Lightsquared. Clearwire has already chosen LTE Advanced as their technology of choise. Engadget expects a “great story around 4G” this fall. The graphic seems to indicate an indoor/outdoor femtocell approach could also be announced. […]