July 23, 2011

Revue Not Bringing Home the Expected Bacon, Logitech Still Enthusiastic about Google TV


Aside from some clever commercials starring Kevin Bacon, that is. The Logitech Revue missed earning expectations last quarter, falling short of the projected $ 18 million after earning $ 22 million in its first quarter of availability. The drop-off was quite significant, bringing in a mere $ 5 million for the company. It’s no secret that the Google TV platform has some things to figure out, but we have been and still are big supporters of the concept, taking both the good and bad into … [Read more...]

Samsung Galaxy S II Launching in 120 Regions, 10 Million Units Expected to Ship in 2011 [This Sounds Familiar]


The folks at Samsung are celebrating the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S2 in their home town of Seoul right now and the president of Samsung Mobile – JK Shin – had some words to say. The most interesting thing to come out of his mouth was that the Samsung Galaxy S II would be launched in 120 regions and that they expect to sell 10 million units by the end of this year. Sounds a lot like the Galaxy S doesn’t it? (And – if you didn’t know – they sold 14 million Galaxy S phones in just … [Read more...]

Qualcomm Posts Higher Than Expected Quarterly Results


Looks like Intel isn’t the only company doing better than expected this quarter. Popular chipset maker, Qualcomm Inc. posted higher than expected quarterly results for 2010 and because of it, they’re raising their 2011 fiscal revenue targets. Despite stiff competition from Nvida, Samsung and Texas Instruments this year, the company is bumping up its 2011 goal of $ 13.6 billion to a modest $ 14.1 billion. Although doing quite well for themselves, some analysts suspect that the … [Read more...]

Verizon Details Thursday’s 4G LTE Rollout; Not As Much of a “Mess” As We Expected


Verizon yesterday tweeted about new markets for their 4G LTE network. They said that a “mess of new cities and towns” would be getting it which led us to believe that a large portion of the list of confirmed cities they afforded us a few months ago would be included. If you were hoping to see that list sooner rather than later, here it is (other surrounding towns and cities for respective markets are listed in quotes): Clarksville, TN – “Fort Campbell, St. Bethlehem & New … [Read more...]

Google Maps Sees 40% of Traffic from Mobile, Navigation Expected to Log 2 Billion Miles this Year

While SXSW isn’t a tech show in any traditional sense, the convergence of art, media, and technology invites a wide range of folk to attend the event in Austin, TX every year. Of course, Google was on hand and their very own Marissa Mayer offered some insight into the current state of Google Maps and where it might be headed in the future. Mayer revealed that 40 percent of Google Map’s traffic comes from mobile devices. This number shouldn’t be too surprising considering the … [Read more...]

Further Evolving as the Tablet No One Expected it to Be, Bluetooth Now Functional on the NOOKcolor


For those of you out there that own the NOOKcolor or are looking for yet another reason to own the NOOKcolor, a significant step forward has been taken in the development of stable Android ROMs for the device. In a new SD bootable build of CM7 for the e-reader turned tablet Android developer verygreen of XDA has enabled Bluetooth support. There are still some kinks to be worked out. Currently, Bluetooth only has a functional range of about 13 inches. For now that means most will find use … [Read more...]

Angry Birds for Android expected to generate $1 million per month


Yes, everyone loves Angry Birds.  But did you know that Android users love Angry Birds about $1 million a month?  That's what Peter Vesterbacka, the Mighty Eagle (seriously, that's his title) of Rovio told Tech Crunch that the 5 million currently downloaded copies of the Android version will generate in ad revenue.  Talk about a success story! Speaking of success stories, check out the video from Google Mobile Ads (after the break) where Mr. Vesterbacka talks about all the ways he is … [Read more...]

NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 Tablets Expected to Be Focus at CES 2011 from Manufacturers

According to a report from Digitimes, it looks as if Android tablets running NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor will be hitting CES 2011 hard come January. We should see an array of handset and PC manufacturers showcase their latest creation running the Tegra 2 processor including tablets from top manufacturers like Motorola, HTC and LG. Digitimes also reports that backed with full support from Google, Motorola and LG are among the manufacturers that are setting their sights on a possible … [Read more...]

Verizon Tiered Data Expected October 28th

Yea, it’s that Verizon rumor again. (No, not the Big Red-compatible iPhone.) We’re talking about Verizon’s apparent plans to introduce tiered data plans in a trend that seems to be picking up a lot of steam here in America. Even if Verizon insists on denying allegations that they’ll be bringing out tiered data options in the near future (near is emphasized because they haven’t been so quiet on their desire to eventually explore that option), the rumor will continue to come up and will … [Read more...]

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