Monday, August 8, 2011

Today's Headlines

Price of HP's TouchPad Drops to $399
International Business Times
HP cut the price of its TouchPad tablet computer again, highlighting the uphill battle manufacturers will need to overcome as they go head-to-head against the dominant Apple iPad line of tablets.  At $399, the TouchPad is now $100 less than the iPad. 

Tablets Are Short-Term Fads Says Founder of Acer
Acer founder Stan Shih has commented that the fads for ultrabooks and tablet PCs are both short-term phenomena and urged companies in the notebook supply chain to come out with more value-added products through innovation.

2011 Remains the Year of the iPad Despite Competitors
According to Needham analyst Charlie Wolf, the iPad will dominate the tablet market for the better part of the next decade. It will end this year with an 85 percent share, and while that percentage will decline gradually over the ensuing years, it will never fall so much that Apple loses the lead it claimed when the device first debuted.

Advice for Traveling Abroad with an iPad
Writer Gary Arndt offers some useful tips including:  Not all countries have the iPad yet. If you are going somewhere that is less developed, check ahead to see if there is a carrier which has micro SIM cards which you can use.

iPads Drive Productivity at MicroStrategy
MacWorld (from Network World)
Software vendor MicroStrategy has realized that 2,300 corporate iPads create a time machine. Employees now have instant access, via Wi-Fi or 3G, to the company’s real-time business data and processes.

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