Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Today's Headlines

102 Tablets Now on Sale
The consulting firm PRTM estimates that 102 tablets are on sale or in progress rom 64 different manufacturers,And 200 million tablets will be sold in the next three years.

iPad 2:  Just When YouThought It Was Safe to Enter the Tablet Market
Predictions about what the next version of the iPad will offer. 

RIM's Playbook Is a Huge Disappoint So Far
Business Insider
An early critical look at the RIM finds flaws with the developer experience. 

"You Win RIM!" -- An Open Complaint to RIM Playbook's Developer Relations
James Murai's Blog
A blooger vents about the difficulties of developing apps for the RIM tablet.  "Considering how terribly designed the entire process is, from the registration right through to loading an app into the simulator, I can only assume that you are trying to drive developers away by inconveniencing them as much as humanly possible"

Kindle Price May Plummet to Free by Year's End
The Technium
The trick is determining out how Amazon could bundle the free Kindle and still make money. One model to consider:  the cell phone model: a free Kindle if you buy X number of e-books.

iPad 2's Bigest Enemy Might Be Apple's Subscription Plan
Apple's subscription has many disadvantages for publisher.  The terms of the service will dent Apple's image, open doors to the competition, and mortgage the iPad's future. Such stakes underscore the criticality of apps, not hardware, in the tablet wars, according to this article.

Random House Switches to E-Book Agency Model
The Los Angeles Times
Random House Inc. on Monday ended its long stand against the so-called "agency model" for sales of e-books, a move that could pave the way for the publisher to join its competitors on Apple's iPad.

Ditch the Clicker:  DirecTV App Turns Tablet into Remote
Yesterday DirecTV released an iPad app that turns the Apple tablet into a remote control for the satellite service.  Users can also the DVR at home or away. 

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