July 17, 2008

Apple Now the Third Largest Computer Vendor in US

According to the latest data from Gartner, worldwide PC shipment reached 71.9 million units in second quarter of 2008, a 16% year-over-year increase. HP continued to maintain it No.1 position with 18.1 percent market share, followed by Dell with 15.6 percent market share. Acer came in third with 9.4 percent share. Lenovo (7.8%) was fourth and Toshiba (4.4%) was fifth. In US, Dell maintained it No.1 position with 31.9% market share and HP came in second with 25.3 percent share. Apple continued its rise and grabbed the third place. Read More

How Bad is iPhone 3G’s Battery Life?

iPhone 3G was launched last Friday and many iPhone reviews have been published since then. Most iPhone 3G reviewers had one common compliant the battery life of the phone is not good. So the question is how bad is iPhone 3G’s battery life? According to most reviewers, iPhone 3G gave them around 4 to 6 hours of battery life on 3G network. PCWorld has published their battery test results and iPhone 3G beats every other 3G phone except BlackBerry models that support EVDO. Read More

Intel launches the new Centrino 2 Platform; Quad-Core Mobile Processors Next Month

Intel launched their updated Centrino 2 platform on Tuesday. Aside from the new processors the platform adds new integrated graphics chipset and a new wireless chipset. There are three P-series processors, two T-series processors and one X-series processor based on 45nm Penryn architecture. The P-series includes P8400 (2.26GHz and 3MB L2), P8600 (2.4GHz and 3MB L2) and P9500 (2.53GHz and 6MB L2) processors with 25W TDP. The T-series has T9400 (2.53GHz and 6MB L2) and T9600 (2.8GHz and 6MB L2) processors with 35W TDP. Read More

July 14, 2008

iPhone 3G: The Largest First Weekend Consumer Electronics Launch in History

Yankee Group’s Carl Howe said that the one million iPhone 3G sold this weekend was the largest first weekend consumer electronics launch in history, as measured in inflation adjusted dollars. The record previously belonged to 2007 launch of original iPhone that generated $150 million in its first weekend on sale. Read More

Sprint Introduces Palm Treo 800w

While the world is busy talking about the new iPhone 3G, Sprint and Palm launched their new smartphone Treo 800W. The Windows Mobile 6.1 based device comes with Touchscreen, WiFi, GPS, EVDO Rev.A and Bluetooth. The new device is slightly slimmer than Treo 700, but its still a fatty in today’s iPhone and HTC world. Read More

Apple Sells One Million iPhone 3Gs in First Three Days

Apple today announced it sold its one-millionth iPhone 3G on Sunday, within three days of its launch on Friday July 11th. iPhone 3G was launched in 22 countries last Friday and in most places the stock went out quickly.
“iPhone 3G had a stunning opening weekend,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. Read More