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Research In Motion is trying to gain back the massive amount of customers they lost to Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. At BlackBerry World 2012 going on from May 1 – 3 in Orlando, Florida, Thorsten Heins took the stage and announced the fresh new look to Research In Motion’s future Operating System, BlackBerry 10 (BB10).
They showed off the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone in a promo video below, as well as on stage while demoing the new OS. The device itself looks exactly like a 4inch model of the PlayBook with the volume up, play/pause and volume down buttons on the right side and the MiniUSB slot on the let side (same as the PlayBook in Portrait mode). Although the device wasn’t announced, the main event was showing off some new innovations of BB10. The device used is called a “Dev Alpha” model, which may never actually see store shelves in its current form. The device will be given to developers to test their BB10 apps for future release. That release of which was still slated by Thorsten Heins, RIM President and CEO, to be the ‘latter part of 2012′.
The BlackBerry 10 operating system is showing some refinements and promise. One of the most innovative parts of the OS seems to be the ‘timeline lens’ which captures images and still frames as soon as the camera app is loaded, even if you haven’t taken a picture yet. The idea is that you can ‘rewind’ the frames to grab a still frame you’d like to use if the one you thought you captured when taking a picture doesn’t quite cut the cake. The other innovation is with the BB10 touch keyboard which seems a little more intuitive with auto-correct, showing words right above the matching letters as you spell out words, rather than most other auto-corrects showing a collection of possible matches at the top of the keyboard.
Will this be enough to pull people away from the iPhone, Windows Phone 7 devices or Android smartphones? That remains to be seen in the latter part of 2012. Unfortunately for RIM however, is that the next iPHone is also expected to launch in the ‘latter part of 2012′ with iOS 6. To add icing to the competition cake is the new operating system from Microsoft with Windows 8, which will power smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops. No doubt we’ll likely see a new announcement for Android 5.0 Jelly Bean as well sometime in the last weeks of 2012.
Article first published as BREAKING: RIM Announces BlackBerry 10 to the World on Technorati.
It’s no surprise for anyone that Apple (AAPL) is totally kicking butt when it comes to company value. After Apple passed earnings estimates for a second straight quarter, setting another company record, it almost seems as though Apple is a Juggernaut which cannot be stopped. Others feel that Apple is still riding on the coat tails of genius left behind by their late co-founder Steve Jobs, who had been working on several new products until his passing in 2011. Those products include the rumored Apple ‘Smart’ TV, the new iPad (3rd generation currently on the market), and the next iPhone (iPhone 5).
When someone thinks “CEO”, they look at the model CEO, Steve Jobs, who led Apple from
having almost nothing in the bank to being the most valued company in the U.S. The following question comes up often, ‘Just how valuable is Apple?’ Thankfully, Best Computer Sciences Degrees has put together a few statistics to make us aware of just how big they are in a new infographic just released.
The infographic shows that Apple has been valued over $508 Billion which is $100 more than the next largest company in the U.S. whom you may have heard of…Exxon. It goes on to show us that Apple’s iOS devices have almost sold more products than all automobiles combined since 2008. have a look at the infographic at the source link below to see more.
Source: Best Computer Science Degrees
Article first published as Apple Is Taking Over The World – Infographic on Technorati.
Before the time of tablets and smartphones, a war raged between two technology giants. The PC era was dominated by Apple versus Microsoft, and we may very well see that war again in the “Post-PC Era” of technology. The iPad reigns supreme over Android and BlackBerry tablets, in fact, neither have come even close to challenging the sales figures of the Apple iPad generations. With Microsoft coming back into the game with Windows 8 tablets and PC operating systems, we may finally have a worthy opponent to the Apple iOS family. As Windows 8 launch looms ever nearer, Apple is getting their ‘ducks in a row’ to do battle once again.
We’ve heard about the rumors that Apple is planning an “iPad Mini” tablet which will be 7.85 inches in size. It was thought that this device will be to battle the 7inch tablets with Android and BlackBerry PlayBook OS. Really though, they don’t hold a candle to iOS, but Windows 8 would. All reports suggest that Apple will launch this new ‘Mini’ tablet under the $300 price to make it very competitive, which would basically force Microsoft into selling Windows 8 tablets under the same price line. The main difference however would be that Microsoft may not have a whole lot of control in dictating the sale prices of the Windows 8 tablets, as they are made by 3rd party manufacturers. Apple iPads are made by Apple (or at least manufacturers who build them with Apple’s full control).
Apple may already be testing these devices, and therefore, would be finalizing details on a release product soon. The latest report from NetEase shows Apple has 6 million units ready for launch in Q3 2012 (July – September). We’ll begin a new war for tablet dominance with the same two behemoths that started it 30 years ago.
Source – 163.com (Chinese Translated)
Article first published as Apple iPad Mini Coming in Q3 2012 Before Windows 8 Tablets on Technorati.
In an interview with French based La Figaro, a Designer by the name Philippe Starck told the news site he is working with Apple on a new “Revolutionary” new product. The product had no other details given by the French designer, other than his thought that it was “quite revolutionary (…) if not very”.
Mr. Starck has been visiting Steve Jobs every year for seven years up to his passing last October 2011, and continues to visit the family of Jobs. He is known for his designs for hotels, restaurants, and even some common household items. This latest project with Apple however will likely have the most impact on the public seeing it is an Apple product with a huge fan base.
Starck says that the product is set to be announced within the next 8 months, so we should hear something by December 2012, just in time for the holiday season no doubt.
Source – Le Figaro (French Translated)
Article first published as Apple Recruits French Designer for New Revolutionary Product in 2012 on Technorati.
There’s no denying that Apple is on a serious roll when it comes to product launches over the past decade. With Apple (AAPL) trading well over $630 on the NYSE, and the 3rd generation new iPad out on the market for the last month, the next big launch will keep the ball rolling.
Many are questioning what the next iPhone will have in store when it launches later this year. There have been rumors that the next iPhone will sport a much larger screen (some say 4.6inches), but anyone that knows Apple or read the Steve Jobs biography for that matter, knows that Jobs was against a larger screen on the iphone. Steve Jobs was also still very involved with the overall planning of the iPhone 5 just prior to his untimely passing in 2011, so what the iPhone 5 will have in it will be nothing short of another amazing product.
An analyst for Topeka Capitol Markets reported on Monday what he believes Apple will be including with the next generation iPhone to investors. Brian White stated that Apple’s stock price could go over $1000 as well. Regarding the next iPhone, White said it is expected to have a 4inch touchscreen display and a “new, sleek look” pointing towards a unibody case. Apple is known for its ability to create unibody casings for many f its other products including the MacBook line, Man Mini, and Apple TV.
The timing of the launch is one of the many other reasons for rumors around the iPhone 5, and one Foxconn employee went on record stating that the 6th generation iPhone will launch in October 2012. The Foxconn executive stated;
We just got the order,[The release] will be around October.
Other details in specs for the new iPhone include 4G/LTE, 1GB RAM, and the latest Apple dual-core A5X processor.
Article first published as iPhone 5 Reportedly Coming In Fall 2012 With ‘Sleek Look’ on Technorati.