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2010

RIM announces new tools and services for developers

September 27th, 2010

Today, at DevCon, RIM announced a host of new tools and services for its developers, including: BlackBerry WebWorks™: RIM’s next-generation application platform enables developers to build full-featured applications for BlackBerry entirely in HTML-5, CSS and JavaScript.  BlackBerry WebWorks brings together existing tools, new tools and platform services for the creation of rich, integrated BlackBerry applications. …

Nielsen: U.S. digital music sales flat in 2010

September 27th, 2010

According to analytics company Nielsen, digital music sales in the United States were flat during the first half of 2010; showing no positive growth from 2009. The data should be concerning to record labels as digital music sales rose 28% from 2007 to 2008 and 13% from 2008 to 2009. Nielsen’s Jean Littolff spoke with Reuters …

AT&T expecting "record numbers" in Q3

September 21st, 2010

Randall Stephenson, AT&T’s CEO, recently spoke at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia XIX Conference and said, ” We’re on pace to set a record for integrated devices.” That’s pretty amazing considering the fierce competition Verizon Wireless and Sprint have been giving each other. Stephenson went on to detail that the iPhone 4, the BlackBerry Torch, and …

Sony on pace to hit PS3 sales targets

September 16th, 2010

Reuters is reporting that electronics company Sony is on pace to hit the PlayStation 3 sales target it set for itself (from March 2010 to March 2011) of 15 million units. The company reported that sales from April 2010 to September 2010 were above forecast and that the company is expecting strong holiday sales. Sony …

Verizon to launch LTE in 30 "NFL cities" by end of 2010

September 16th, 2010

eWeek is reporting that Verizon Wireless told executive IT managers that they plan to launch LTE in 30 “NFL cities” by the end of 2010. The quote came from Verizon senior federal sales executive Bernie McMonagle. The executive did not detail which specific cities would be getting Verizon’s 4G service, but he did reiterate that they would be major …

AT&T's holiday lineup leaked, Galaxy Tab, WP7, Torch and more

September 13th, 2010

Engadget has been sent in a plethora of screen shots detailing what appears to be AT&T’s entire holiday lineup. The site details that the 7-inch, Android 2.2 Samsung Galaxy Tab will debut on Ma’ Bell and will be shipping “prior to December.” AT&T will also be offering the Samsung Cetus — a Windows Phone 7 …

Garmin weighing costs of phone division

September 13th, 2010

In an interview with Reuters, Garmin CFO Kevin Rauckman was fairly candid when speaking about his company’s foray into the smartphone market place. “We’re pragmatic. If we end up ultimately not successful with units … we’ll have to sit back and evaluate that and consider making the best decision for our business,” said the CFO. …

Samsung ups 2010 smartphone sales target by 7 million units

September 3rd, 2010

For those of you wondering whether or not the Galaxy S family of phones has been a hit, we present you this story. Today, at IFA in Berlin, Samsung Mobile President J.K. Shin told reporters that his company is upping its smartphone sales estimates for 2010 from 18 million to 25 million. The original estimate …

Motorola announces MILESTONE 2 for Europe

September 1st, 2010

Today, Motorola announced the MILESTONE 2 to the European, GSM-loving masses. The MILESTONE 2 is, for lack of a better description, the DROID 2… sort of. Like the D2 here in the States, the device has a 1 GHz processor, 5 megapixel shooter with 720p video recording, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G mobile hotspot capabilities, Flash 10.1, …