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2011

Apple schedules WWDC 2011 for June 6th in San Francisco

March 28th, 2011

In a post on its official news site today, Apple announced that this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) will be held from June 6th through the 10th at San Francisco’s Moscone West conference center. The software-centric, annual event provides developers and enthusiasts a glimpse at what the Cupertino company’s software roadmap looks like. “At this …

RBC calls RIM earnings a ‘tale of two cities’

March 25th, 2011

In a note to investors on Friday, RBC Capital Markets Managing Director Mike Abramsky attempts to put Research In Motion’s fourth-quarter earnings and first-quarter guidance in perspective. RIM reported its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings after the bell on Thursday and shares of RIM stock subsequently plummeted by as much as 12% in after hours trading. …

Verizon Wireless adds 59 new markets to 2011 4G LTE roadmap

March 23rd, 2011

Verizon Wireless on Tuesday announced the addition of 59 new markets that will be covered by the carrier’s 4G LTE service in 2011. These new regions are in addition to the 88 markets Verizon Wireless already announced, bringing the total number of projected markets that will receive LTE coverage from Verizon this year to 147. …

iPhone 5 with 4-inch display, metal chassis may launch in Q3

March 22nd, 2011

A report on Tuesday from Chinese financial paper China Times suggests that Apple’s next-generation smartphone has entered trial production and is scheduled for a third-quarter launch. Apple released the iPhone 4 late in the second quarter of 2010, however some speculate Apple may push its iPhone 5 launch back to July or even later in …

Foxconn owner’s revenue up 26% in February thanks to iPad 2, Kinect

March 16th, 2011

Strong demand in the U.S. means strong revenue in Taiwan, and Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., parent company of notorious manufacturer Foxconn, saw revenue continue to climb in February. Hon Hai pulled in NT$152.9 billion (almost $5.2 billion) in the shortest month of the year, Taiwan Economic News reports, up 25.9% over the same …

Windows Phone sales top 877,000 in February, report suggests

March 15th, 2011

According to a recently filed report, nearly 1 million Windows Phone handsets were sold in the month of February alone. Using the same algorithm that successfully predicted when Microsoft hit 1 million units sold, The Next Web estimates that 3.38 million Windows Phone handsets have been sold thus far — 877,000 of which occurred in February of this year. The company’s …

Nokia’s first Windows Phone device due in 2012, says report

March 14th, 2011

According to a report filed by Daily News & Analysis, Nokia will bring its first Windows Phone handset to market sometime in 2012. The information comes courtesy of Nokia India’s MD, D. Shivakumar, who was quoted as saying his company’s first Windows Phone handset would become available “roughly 12 months from now.” The information contradicts previous reports, and …

Apple to ship 10-12 million iPad 2 units in Q2, report claims

March 4th, 2011

Industry watcher DigiTimes on Friday reports that Apple is still on track to have roughly 40 million iPad tablets built and shipped in 2011. The site stated yesterday that Apple plans to ship up to 6.5 million iPad tablets in the first quarter of this year, and now it’s on record as saying second-quarter production …

RBC: 185 million tablets sold by end of 2014, Android to dominate long-term

March 3rd, 2011

In a note to investors on Thursday, RBC Capital Markets General Manager Mike Abramsky reiterates the firm’s belief that the tablet market is poised to explode over the coming years. RBC forecasts a rise in global tablet revenue from $11 billion in 2010 to $70 billion in 2014, noting that leadership will be achieved through …

Apple may ship 6.5 million iPads in Q1, 40 million in 2011

March 2nd, 2011

Citing sources from within Apple’s supply chain, DigiTimes reports that the tablet titan plans to ship between 6 and 6.5 million iPad tablets in the first quarter of 2011. Apple is also aiming for shipment totals to hit 40 million units for the full year, the report adds. The first-quarter shipment total supposedly includes both …