Thursday, May 19, 2011

Today's Headlines

PlayBook Sales Playing Well at Retail
RBC* analyst Mike Abramsky estimates the company has sold about 250,000 PlayBooks since launching the device and is on track to sell as many as 500,000 in the first quarter, which would be stronger than early sales of the Motorola Xoom.

Galaxy Tab Ranks #1 Tablet According to Amazon Customers
In the customer review section, the following tablets got high marks (in order of consumer preference):  1.  Samsung Galaxy Tab; 2.  ASUS Eee 10-inch; 3. ASUS Eee 12-inch;  4.  Acer Iconia 10-inch; Motorola Xoom. 

Kindle E-Books Now Outselling Hard Copy Books at Amazon
Business Wire (press release)
From the press release:  "Today, less than four years after introducing Kindle books, customers are now purchasing more Kindle books than all print books – hardcover and paperback – combined...Since April 1, for every 100 print books has sold, it has sold 105 Kindle books."

Back Issues of Playboy Coming to the iPad
A web app containing all back issues of the famously controversial gentleman's magazine will finally be available on the iPad tomorrow, for a subscription price of $8 a month, of course

Android Tablet Sales to Exceed iPad Sales By the End of 2013
Speaking at the Reuters Technology Summit earlier this week, Nvidia boss Jen-Hsun Huang declared that Android tablets will overtake Apple’s iPad within 30 months.

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