Apple planning to shake-up textbooks, newspapers, TV and gaming with its rumored tablet?

By on January 21, 2010 at 1:24 PM.

Apple planning to shake-up textbooks, newspapers, TV and gaming with its rumored tablet?

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The Wall Street Journal has chimed in with its assessment of the Apple tablet and has described the many ways Steve Jobs is supposedly aiming to reshape how we read books, browse newspapers, play games and consume TV with Apple’s new tablet device. Long a stronghold, Apple is reportedly courting the educational market and has developed this tablet with electronic¬† textbook technology which will presumably take the e-book reading experience a step beyond the current Kindle-experience. The Apple tablet may also reportedly fill the gap that exists for newspapers who have been clamoring for a digital distribution channel that offers a better overall experience than what is provided by a 6 inch e-ink device. Apple is rumored to be in talks with The New York Times, Conde Nast Publications, HarperCollins and News Corp in this endeavor. Hit the jump for Apple’s rumored plans for television and gaming on its tablet device.
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Palm and Sprint announcing Pre availability May 19th in the WSJ?

By on May 11, 2009 at 8:49 PM.

Palm and Sprint announcing Pre availability May 19th in the WSJ?

We just got a tip from a very proven tipster who informed us that Palm and Sprint were set to make a big announcement in the Wall Street Journal on May 19th. They said that there’s a very good chance of Palm and Sprint announcing the Pre release date then. Confusing, eh? Well, if we were betting boys, our money would be on Tuesday the 19th. We will soon see!

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Mobile sales grow, but less dramatically

By on August 29, 2008 at 8:42 AM.

Mobile sales grow, but less dramatically

Hear that loud ringing around the world? Can you feel the good vibrations? The Beach Boys are pleased. The Wall Street Journal’s Adam Ewing reports that there are an additional 305 million mobile phones sold in Q2, 2008, representing 12% growth from the year before. That means there are nearly a third of a trillion more phones in the world interrupting theater productions and Bar Mitzvahs everywhere.

Even though the growth seems substantial, it represents a slowdown from last year’s 21% rate. Much of the growth is attributed to countries where you don’t drink the water emerging markets.¬†The global smartphone trend is exploding, however. It is expected that the market share will grow by over half to nearly 200 million phones. Worry not — iPhones are selling. The report includes more detailed statistics that we won’t bore you with, but we’re seriously hoping that these things don’t cause brain cancer, because the Amish will be the only ones left.

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