Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Today's Headlines

Analyst Says 2011 iPad Sales Will Top 39 Million
Canaccord analyst T. Michael Walkley has increased his calendar 2011 iPad sales estimates to 39.2 million from 37.8 million and raised his calendar 2012 estimates to 59 million from 56 million.

HP Producing More TouchPads
The Next Bench (HP blog)
A limited supply is coming and it will be a few weeks before TouchPads are available,  HP’s Small and Medium Business team has sold out of HP TouchPads and will not have more inventory.

Minnesota High School Buys iPads for Its Students
Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop High School in south central Minnesota bought iPads for all of their students. This meant 375 new tablets that meant to be used as companions to the learning process.  Thirteen iPads were dropped or crushed and 9 were misplaced or stolen. Fortunately, the mandatory insurance policies carried by the students meant they were all replaced.

Thinner iPad 3 Rumored to Be Coming in February 2012
The Register
Apple's upcoming iPad 3 - now expected in February 2012, or thereabouts - may be rather thinner than the current model.  Apple has allegedly chosen battery units for the iPad 3 that are thinner, lighter and last longer than the ones in the iPad 2.

Pay-TV Networks Eager for Amazon's Low-Priced Tablet
Fierce Cable
With the prospect of Amazon marketing a tablet that costs half the price of the iPad, it's likely that tablet computers could make their way into the homes of millions of pay TV subscribers. Turning the tablet computer into a mass market product opens up a new distribution outlet for content owners, and could also create new advertising and subscription revenue streams for pay TV distributors.

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