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2010

Rogers’ Q4 roadmap revealed

November 5th, 2010

We just received an internal Rogers document highlighting the carrier’s upcoming handsets and promotions. The document covers Q4 2010 through the beginning of February, and there are definitely a few choice revelations to be found. Devices on the way to Rogers include the BlackBerry 9780, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Focus and the Dell Streak. There’s …

Clearwire to cut 15% of workforce in attempt to raise ‘short-term funding’

November 4th, 2010

Today, during their Q3 2010 earnings call, WiMAX network operator Clearwire announced that it would be slashing 15% of its workforce and instituting several “cash conservation measures” in an attempt to raise “short-term funding.” As the earnings brief reads: While the Company is cautiously optimistic it will resolve its short-term funding needs in the near …

T-Mobile USA announces lackluster Q3 earnings

November 4th, 2010

Today, T-Mobile USA announced earnings from its third quarter of 2010. How did the company do? Well, to be honest, the stat sheet looks pretty beige. The company is reporting service revenues of $4.71 billion which is flat to Q2 2010 and down 0.5% year-over-year. T-Mo reports 7.2 million of its 33.8 million total customers …

Microsoft expects to sell 5 million Kinect sensors this year

November 3rd, 2010

One of the most highly anticipated accessories among gamers may now be one of the most highly anticipated accessories among Microsoft investors as well. Microsoft’s Don Mattrick told Bloomberg News in an interview that the company is raising its holiday season Kinect sales projections from 3 million to 5 million units. According to the executive, …

iPad takes 95.5% of tablet market in Q3

November 2nd, 2010

A new $7,000 report released Monday by research firm Strategy Analytics takes an in-depth look at the hot new tablet PC market. We’ll give you the highlights for free. In the report, SA states that Apple’s iPad owned a mammoth 95.5% of the global tablet market in the third quarter of this year. Android tablets, …

Apple adds another iPhone retail-distribution point: Target

November 2nd, 2010

It appears as though Apple is really starting to loosen up the death grip (pun intended) its kept on the iPhone’s retail-distribution channels for the past three years. Yesterday, big box retailer Target announced that it would be carrying the Cupertino company’s iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS smartphones in 846 retail locations beginning on November …

NPD, Canalys: Apple passes RIM in U.S. smartphone market

November 1st, 2010

New numbers released Monday by research firm NPD Group suggest that Android has further extended its lead in the U.S. with 44% of the smartphone market. The bigger news, however, is that RIM has seemingly slipped behind Apple, which is now the number 2 smartphone vendor in the United States. Last week, IDC stated that …

Microsoft acquires Canesta, 3D gesture controls are a go

October 30th, 2010

Canesta, a company specializing in motion-sensing and 3D gesture controls, have just announced that they are being acquired by Microsoft; a deal that is expected to be finalized by the end of 2010. Canesta was founded in 1999 and they specialize in “NUI’s” or natural user interfaces. Their technology allows users to do away with the traditional …

HTC reports record revenue in Q4

October 29th, 2010

HTC reported a record quarter Friday as its 2010 smartphone shipments were more than double the previous year. HTC saw record revenue in Q4, topping $3.3 billion on shipments of 9.9 million units. The company reports that it shipped almost 25 million total units in its fiscal 2010. HTC, which went public just three years …