Friday, June 3, 2011

Today's Headlines

Adobe CEO Predicts Android Will Overtake Apple's Tablet Lead
Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen:  "What you saw with smartphones hitting an inflection point with Android, you’ll see it again with tablets."  At the D conference, he also named both HP and RIM as two companies that will gain traction in the enterprise. Both of those platforms also support Flash.

JP Morgan Report:  iPad Rivals Going Nowhere Fast
The New York Times
Technology companies who hoped to outdo the Apple iPad by offering alternate slate-like products are not seeing the demand they hoped for from consumers, according to an analyst’s report issued by JPMorgan Chase.

HP's TouchPad Could Become iPad's Top Rival
The author offers ten reasons including HP's understanding of hardware design and its control of software design.

Nook Emerges as an iPad Competitor
Aliso Viejo (part of Patch)
When looked at as a tablet rather than an e-reader, it turns out the Nook Color is the iPad's biggest competitor, capturing half the non-iPad tablet market with some 3 million units shipped, compared with iPad's 20 million for the last year.

Tablets Will Outsell PCs Says Apple's Tim Cook
Goldman Sachs analyst Bill Shope has been talking with Apple executives and he claims that Apple's Tim Cook predicted that there's "no reason why the tablet market shouldn't eclipse the PC market over the next several years,"

iPad Rivals Cutting Back on Production Due to Lagging Sales
As a result of the "weak showing" of products such as Motorola's Xoom, Research In Motion's PlayBook, and Samsung's Galaxy Tab, many tablet makers have cut back on their plans to build tablets by around 10 percent this year.

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