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iPad 2 Launching in April, According to Analyst

iPad 2 Launching in April, According to Analyst

A yearly refresh for Apple products is expected. Even for something like the iPad, Apple's magical and revolutionary tablet device, which could probably be just fine on the market without seeing a hardware refresh so soon, people are already counting down the days until early 2011, when they expect Apple to come forward and announce a brand new tablet device. Rumors regarding the tablet, which range from featuring a Retina Display of its own, all the way to featuring a carbon fiber frame, help fuel the hype of the device, but according to a new report from analyst Brian Marshall, the iPad 2 may not be all that different from the first iteration, and we should expect to see it in April.

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iPhone business alone worth more than all but 10 firms tip number-crunchers

iPhone business alone worth more than all but 10 firms tip number-crunchers

The number manglers over at Trefis have crunched the stats and decided that Apple's iPhone - were it to be spun off as a separate business - would be worth more than all but ten companies on the planet. Basing their figures on Apple's current $391 billion worth and the fact that the iPhone represents 53.5-percent of that, they estimate the standalone value at $209 billion - only just behind AT&T and IBM.

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Gartner: Android second largest smartphone OS worldwide; iOS share down but not out

Gartner: Android second largest smartphone OS worldwide; iOS share down but not out

Gartner's smartphone OS market share stats are out for Q3 2010, and it makes for positive reading if you're Google. According to the figures, Android market share grew from 3.5-percent in Q3 2009 to 25.5-percent in 2010, making it the second-largest platform worldwide. In the same period, Symbian - which keeps the top spot - dropped from 44.6- to 36.6-percent, while Apple's iOS fell from 17.1- to 16.7-percent.

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iPhone take US smartphone top-spot while Android grabs OS pole position

iPhone take US smartphone top-spot while Android grabs OS pole position

Mobile market watchers Canalys have pushed out their latest report on smartphone sales in the US, concluding that Android-based devices have edged ahead of Apple's iOS and RIM's BlackBerry OS in terms of sheer numbers.  However, when looking at individual manufacturers, Apple has taken pole position of the US smartphone market with the iPhone, holding 26.2-percent of the market share, and pushing RIM into second place with 24.2-percent.

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Amazon’s Kindle to Sell 5 Million This Year, Analyst Says

Amazon’s Kindle to Sell 5 Million This Year, Analyst Says

Douglas Anmuth, an analyst for Barclays Capital, came forward today and estimated that Amazon would sell upwards of 5 million Kindle eReaders this year. He pointed out that not only will Amazon see success thanks to the redesign of the popular eBook reader, but also due to the lower, $139 price tag for the WiFi only model. Furthermore, Anmuth claims that those high numbers could more than double in the next two years, reaching an estimated 11.5 million by the year 2012.

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Forrester: iPad’s Success Means More Tablet Competitors

Forrester: iPad’s Success Means More Tablet Competitors

In a new report from Forrester, we've got some pretty common sense revelations. The new report from Sarah Rotman Epps, suggests that while the iPad is wildly successful, that also means that plenty of new competitors are on the way. What's more, most of those competitors are trying to jump on Apple's success of the word "pad," and infusing it with their own tablet titles. We've all heard of the BlackPad, after all -- and Forrester believes there will be plenty more in the future.

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Tablets to Surpass Desktop Sales by 2015, Analyst Predicts

Tablets to Surpass Desktop Sales by 2015, Analyst Predicts

Someone out there could probably say that the iPad, the magical and revolutionary tablet from Apple, isn't a success. But, that doesn't mean they'd be correct in their assertions. Quite frankly, the iPad has done for the tablet industry what many, many before it had tried, but this time the results were much different. So much so, in fact, that the entire industry seems to be invigorated, and we stand on the brink of a literal tablet tsunami. According to a Forrester analyst, tablets are going to surpass desktop sales by 2015, and maybe as early as 2013, if the trend keeps up.

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T-Mobile First in Line to Get iPhone, According to Analyst

T-Mobile First in Line to Get iPhone, According to Analyst

Analyst's get to have all the fun. Their pure conjecture goes places. But, if it wasn't interesting, even if it's just an after-thought in your day, then they probably wouldn't get the coverage. You get to be the judge whether or not they're interesting because of the content itself, or how ridiculous it may be from time to time. Apple's intention of deploying the iPhone onto other carriers may be a complete mystery to all the official channels (except to Steve Jobs, of course), but that's not stopping the rumor mill from spewing out even more possibilities. This time around, and not for the first time, we get T-Mobile USA being the first-round pick for distribution outside of AT&T.

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The Daily Slash: March 29th 2010

The Daily Slash: March 29th 2010

Can you feel the anticipation for the end of the week? Despite the fact it's only Monday, there's definitely more than just a handful of people out there waiting for the weekend. Nevertheless, welcome to another edition of the Daily Slash, where we bring you the other interesting pieces of news you may have missed during the daily grind. In tonight's issue, we have a few iPad stories that boast ridiculous numbers, as well as a little bit of (figurative) gold goodness. We've managed to wrangle up a DIY story that's destined to make you want to get medieval on someone you know, and we've got bookends straight from a galaxy far, far away. And, to tie it all up, we've got the end of an era. Got that popcorn ready? Great. Let's do it.

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