Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...



May 2011

Video game console sales in May lowest since 2006

June 14th, 2011

Sales of video game consoles in the U.S. hit a five-year low last month according to new data from research firm NPD Group. “May 2011 was the lowest month of sales for the industry since October 2006,” NPD analyst Anita Frazier said in a statement. “A light slate of new releases is at the heart …

Explosion at Foxconn’s iPad factory derails May revenue

June 13th, 2011

An explosion at Foxconn’s iPad manufacturing plant in Chengdu, China last month had a negative impact on the company’s business in May despite initial assurances to the contrary. Foxconn’s revenue last month dipped 2.14% sequentially to NT$200.56 billion, or approximately US$6.95 billion, following production halts tied to the fatal explosion that killed three workers and …

HTC sees record revenue for second consecutive month in May

June 9th, 2011

HTC saw its monthly revenue in May surpass NT$40 billion for the first time in the company’s history. Taiwan Economic News reports on Thursday that HTC’s May revenue came in at NT$40.6 billion, or US$1.6 billion, thanks to continued high demand for its smartphones. Revenue was up 115% compared to the same month last year, …

BlackBerry PlayBook battery issues could delay launch, says analyst

December 28th, 2010

According to Kaufman Brothers analyst Shaw Wu, RIM may be forced to delay the release of its first tablet computer, the BlackBerry PlayBook. Wu claims he is hearing that the PlayBook “needs to improve its relatively poor battery life of a few hours compared to 6 hours for the Samsung Galaxy Tab and 10 hours for [Apple’s] …

Verizon: LTE Android tablets and phones on the way

May 17th, 2010

Verizon Wireless Chief Executive, Lowell McAdam, told MSNBC that his company would, “offer a slew of [Android] devices, including tablet computers and three to five phones, that could run on its new LTE high-speed wireless network by May 2011.” Cha-ching! Android phones on Verizon’s network are nothing new, however the fate/destiny of an Android tablet …