Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Windows Phone 7 Fails To Halt Microsoft's Mobile Slide

New data shows Redmond slipping farther behind Apple and Google despite recent launch of its new smartphone OS.

Despite the buzz surrounding its launch of the Windows Phone 7 OS last November, Microsoft continues to fall farther behind rivals Apple and Google in the smartphone market, according to data released Monday.

Microsoft's share of U.S. smartphone platforms slipped 1.7%, to 8%, during the three months ended Jan. 31, according to market watcher comScore. Over the same period, Google Android's share increased 7.7%, to 31.2%, while Apple's iPhone held steady—increasing .1% to 24.7%.



Read more in the full article here.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

2011 will be the Year of the iPad Clone

David Pogue wrote for The New York Times.

"It's an old pattern by now. Phase 1: Apple introduces some new gadget. The bloggers and the industry tell us why it'll fail. Phase 2: It goes on sale. The public goes nuts for it. Phase 3: Every company and its brother gets to work on a copycat,"

"It happened with the iMac and the iPhone. Now the iPad is entering Phase 3,"

"Apple sold 15 million iPads in nine months, so you can bet that 2011 will be the Year of the iPad Clone."

"If you're interested in a tablet, you'd be wise to wait a couple of months. You'll want to consider whatever Apple has up its sleeve for the iPad's second coming, of course…"

The full article here.