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Can Tablets save Desktops?

Can Tablets save Desktops?

With all the latest forecasts from my analyst colleagues at IDC, Gartner and Forrester showcasing declining desktops market share over the next few years, i'd like to pose an alternate question. Can tablets, like the iPad which was not on the market at the time the forecasts were made, actually re-invigorate the desktop market?

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Symbian Losing Market Share While Competitors Continue to Climb

Symbian Losing Market Share While Competitors Continue to Climb

In today's world, everyone has their favorite whatever. Whether it's video game console, beer manufacturer, or mobile Operating System, there's always reasons why (and why not) you should pick one over the other. For Symbian, the OS made famous by Nokia, it looks like that time in the limelight is starting to decline, and at an accelerated rate. That is, if Nick Jones of Gartner is to be believed.

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Acer Aspire One AO721, AO521, AOD260 and AO533 netbooks outed

Acer Aspire One AO721, AO521, AOD260 and AO533 netbooks outed

Acer has outed four new Aspire One netbooks, two running chips from AMD's Athlon II Neo range and two getting Intel's Atom N475.  The Acer Aspire One AO721 and Aspire One AO521 have 11.6- and 10.1-inch displays respectively, and pair the Neo CPU with ATI Radeon HD4225 GPU with 384MB of memory.  Meanwhile the Acer Aspire One AOD260 and Aspire One AO533 have the N475 with Intel graphics, and each uses a 10.1-inch display.

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The Fate of Windows Phone 7

The Fate of Windows Phone 7

With the KIN entering the market, HP's acquisition of Palm, and a number of other industry events, I have been asked quite a bit about Microsoft's chances of success with Windows Phone 7. Microsoft is losing traction in this market rapidly and is in desperate need of strategy that will keep their operating system competitive in a market dominated by RIM, Apple, and Google. If you look at the numbers released by Gartner toward the end of last year projecting mobile OS market share, they projected in 2012 Microsoft to rank 4th on the list with just over 12% of the smartphone OS market share. 12% of the market is not bad and would come out to roughly 70 million devices in that year. That being said, I can't imagine Microsoft being content with 4th place. So what do they need to do to be successful in a fragmented smartphone OS landscape in which we expect some consolidation to happen in the next few years?

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Bluetooth 4.0 finalized: low power mode & boosted range

Bluetooth 4.0 finalized: low power mode & boosted range

Bluetooth 3.0 may still be a rarity on devices, but the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) aren't letting that stop them from whipping ahead with the next spec in line.  Bluetooth 4.0 has been finalized, and it delivers both a new low-energy mode suited to indecently frugal devices like watches, sensors and remotes, together with a boost in potential range.  While the SIG expect most devices to stick with the regular 30 foot/10m range, Bluetooth 4.0 theoretically supports up to 200 feet and beyond.

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AMD boasts record Q1 revenue

AMD boasts record Q1 revenue

It’s nice to see things looking up for the computer industry. I mentioned yesterday that Gartner has issued its report on the computer industry for Q1 2010. Intel has also announced its best quarter ever for Q1 2010. AMD is getting in on the good news action now too.

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Nokia Comes With Music gets DRM-free Chinese launch

Nokia Comes With Music gets DRM-free Chinese launch

If you were to believe the hype, China is a hotbed of counterfeit software and fake products, and now Nokia are throwing Comes With Music into the mixture.  The Finns have announced that their Comes With Music service is launching - as Yue Sui Xiang - in China, with no DRM on downloaded tracks; subscriptions range from twelve months to two years, and once that period is up you can keep any songs you've downloaded from them.  Of course, thanks to the absence of DRM this time around, you're also free to load up the tracks on other media playing devices.

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