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Microsoft may reveal Windows 8 during September developer event

April 12th, 2011

Microsoft will hold a Professional Developers Conference (PDC) event from September 13th through September 16th, Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft’s Windows Chief, said Tuesday. According to Business Insider, Microsoft may introduce its latest Windows 8 operating system during the event — an OS that will cater better to touchscreen tablets and lower powered processors. A September introduction …

First Steve Jobs authorized biography to land in 2012

April 11th, 2011

The first authorized biography about Apple CEO Steve Jobs is set to launch in early 2012, publisher Simon and Schuster announced on Sunday. The book, titled “iSteve: The Book of Jobs,” was written by Walter Isaacson, who began writing it in 2009. The Washington Post said Isaacson worked closely with Jobs and also interviewed family …

Apple to begin production of iPhone 5 in September, claims analyst

April 11th, 2011

Blog Business Insider has filed a report that states Apple will begin production of its next generation iPhone — oft referred to as the iPhone 5 — beginning this September. Citing a note published by Avian Securities, the iPhone-report du jour states that a “key component supplier” has indicated that the Cupertino company will schedule production in preparation for …

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. …

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 …

Bloomberg: Microsoft’s iPad competitor not out until late 2012

March 4th, 2011

Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft won’t have an iPad or Android OS tablet competitor until fall of 2012. It’s said that Microsoft will start testing a new version of Windows publicly at the end of this year with partners and customers, and that new version is reported to be more tailored to touchscreens. It will …

Tablet market to hit $35 billion by 2012, JP Morgan says

February 28th, 2011

If you’re tired of hearing about tablets, we have some bad news for you… they’re not going away any time soon. While repeated failed attempts will undoubtedly trim the number of entrants in the tablet market over the coming months and years, the market itself is poised to explode. JP Morgan said in a note …

Apple iPad 2 sales to hit 30 million units, RBC forecasts

February 23rd, 2011

In a note to investors on Wednesday, RBC Capital Markets Managing Director Mike Abramsky reiterated the firm’s confidence in Apple’s upcoming next-generation iPad. RBC predicts that Apple will sell 30 million iPad 2 units between April 2011 and March 2012. Apple will unveil the iPad 2 at a media event next week, and the tablet …

Leaked Dell roadmap reveals several unannounced smartphones, tablets

February 16th, 2011

An alleged internal product roadmap has leaked, and it appears to reveal Dell’s complete smartphone and tablet lines for 2011 and the first quarter of 2012. Numerous unannounced devices can be found on the slides, including three smartphones and six tablets. Beginning with phones, the Wrigley is set to be a “Windows Phone 7 Next …