• Apple: Analyst Predicts 11M iPhone Sales
    One Wall Street analyst is so confident in Apple Inc. (AAPL) he’s predicting a $260 per-share price target on the company. Brian Marshall, an analyst at Broadpoint.AmTech, said on Monday in a client memo that, next month, he expects Apple to announce its most ...More
    December 29, 2009 Posted in News
  • BlackBerry Tour2 Will Have Trackpad, Faster Processor
    Research In Motion (RIM) reportedly will launch the BlackBerry Tour2, or 9650 model, soon. And even though the company has yet to make any formal announcement, some details about the new smartphone have been leaked. This time around, the Tour will feature an optical ...More
    December 29, 2009 Posted in News
  • Hotspot Usage Shifting Toward Handhelds
    With the increasing prevalence of Wi-Fi-enabled handsets, hotspot usage by handheld devices has increased significantly. As a percentage of total connects, handhelds increased from 20 percent in 2008 to 35 percent in 2009, according to In-Stat. The research firm reported ...More
    December 29, 2009 Posted in News
  • eBay: Orders Over Mobile Devices Triple During Holidays
    Online auction giant eBay Inc. (EBAY) says it sold three times more items through mobile apps this holiday season than last. The company said 1.5 million items were bought using mobile devices; people from more than 165 countries made the purchases.“eBay buyers ...More
    December 28, 2009 Posted in News
  • Apple Tablet to Be Dubbed ‘iSlate,’ Coming in March?
    The Apple Tablet is definitely maybe coming soon, perhaps ... and the latest scuttle is that is shall be dubbed the “iSlate.”The rumor can be credited to the MacRumors blog, which says it has evidence that in 2007, Apple bought the domain name ...More
    December 28, 2009 Posted in News
  • AT&T Resumes Online Sales of iPhone in NYC
    A post-Christmas depletion of online stock? A way to combat fraud? An odd attempt to decrease data traffic on a congested network? Whatever the reason (and AT&T Inc. isn’t really saying), online sales of the iPhone were suspended in New York City over the weekend, ...More
    December 28, 2009 Posted in News
  • Nonprofit Pursues Thin, Cheap Tablet Computer
    Nonprofit One Laptop Per Child has a lofty goal and it’s looking for partners to join in on its ambition.The group hopes to make a touchscreen tablet and offer it for less than $100. That’s right, under $100. The device would be an upgrade to its XO computer ...More
    December 26, 2009 Posted in News
  • Beyond ETF: Verizon Denies ‘Phantom’ Internet Access Fee
    While Verizon’s early-termination fee has been making headlines in recent days, several hundred customers have come forward to say they were charged a “phantom” $1.99 fee for accessing the Internet, even though they claim they never did.After reports by ...More
    December 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Motorola to Sell STB Unit, Break Up?
    Motorola Inc. reportedly has several potential suitors lined up for its set-top box division, including private equity firms and cable hardware company Arris.This is the latest break-up rumor to launch re: Moto, ratcheting up a feeling that the company would be better off ...More
    December 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Verizon Wireless CTO Says Bring on the iPhone
    As 2009 drifts away and 2010 is born, speculation will grow as to whether Verizon Wireless gets its shot at selling the Apple iPhone.AT&T’s struggles in handling all of the data downloads on its network have been well documented. That’s why Verizon says ...More
    December 18, 2009 Posted in News