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Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Amazon, e-reader, Tablet, tech news | 0 comments

Amazon Kindle Event Today

Amazon Kindle Event will be held today at 10:30 PDT/ 12:30 pm EST today from Santa Monica.

The new Kindle Fire will be introduced today, will the new Kindle still resemble the BlackBerry PlayBook or will it have a new look?

“Lookinsyde” will update you later on the Amazon Kindle Event.

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Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 in Amazon, Tablet, tech news | 0 comments

Kindle Fire Is Sold Out

Amazon announced that the Kindle Fire is Now Sold Out after 9 months.  The Kindle Fire was Amazon #1 Best Selling Product.  The  Kindle Fire has captured 22% of tablet sales in the U.S.

Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder and CEO stated, “We’re grateful to the millions of customers who have made Kindle Fire the most successful product launch in the history of Amazon.”  For the entire Press Release Click Here.

Amazon will have a media event on September 6.  Will Amazon introduce a New Kindle Fire?

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Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in Amazon, BB OS 10, BlackBerry, Google, handheld and phones, operating systems, QNX, RIM, software, Tablet, tech news | 3 comments

Amazon needs to strike a Business Relationship with RIM!

As many of your have heard from the recent report from Bloomberg, that Amazon will be entering the smartphone arena. According the Bloomberg, they will be competing directly with Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android OS. Having read the article in great detail, it seems that Amazon has three options on how they will compete in this crowded arena.

The first option, is manufacturing a low cost, low end hardware smartphone device with a rich customized Android OS similar to what they did with the Kindle Fire.

The Second option, is jumping onboard on the new Windows 8 Phone OS that Microsoft will be releasing.

Note: The first two options will automatically make Amazon’s phone similar to any other phone in the market that uses Android & Windows Phone as their Operating System.

The third option, would be to create a strategic partnership or buy RIM to utilize their coveted and superior Operating System, QNX (Now called BlackBerry 10).

Let’s give a little background on QNX. QNX is a micro kernal operating system that is used in 80 to 90 percent of the cars on the road (For example, QNX Cloud Porsche Carrera Concept Car  and The QNX Jeep Wrangler), it is used in Airplanes, it is used in high-speed rails, and is the foundation of Cisco’s IOS-XR and IOS Software Modularity. It is a very secure and stable operating system that can multi-task like no other. This is primarily the reason RIM purchased QNX on April 09, 2010. RIM will be launching BlackBerry 10 on its smartphone in the 1st quarter of 2013.

If Amazon wants to be a serious player in the smartphone arena, it needs to differentiate itself from the other players out there. Two ways to do this is to license BlackBerry 10 from RIM or purchase RIM.

  1. If Amazon creates a strategic partnership that is beneficial to both parties it could be something very special. If Amazon, chooses this route they could target consumers looking for low-end cheap smartphone devices and of course their consumers looking for content they regularly purchase thru and/or from Amazon. To do this they would license BlackBerry 10 and make an investment in RIM to retain a exclusive licensee partnership with RIM. This would be great for both Amazon and RIM. Amazon would be assured that they have an Operating System that can compete and best Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android, & Windows Phone. For RIM, it will give shareholders confidence that RIM can expand their business more into software development reiterate that QNX was a great acquisition that increased their ROI.
  2. If Amazon, purchased RIM they could potentially secure and expand two things: patents & enterprise clients. Everyone knows that you need a great patent portfolio if you are going to compete in the smartphone arena and RIM has tons of great patents. The other is enterprise. It’s no secret that Amazon is the leader in cloud computing and has numerous enterprise, business, & government agencies as clients. RIM is a significant enterprise and government player and has a loyal client base. Plus, they have BES and the new BlackBerry Mobile Fusion. Let me put it this way BES and BlackBerry Mobile Fusion + Amazon’s AWS (Cloud Computing) = Dominance!

Mr. Jeff Bezos, please BBM Mr. Thorsten Heinz and add a PING!, after you have sent him your BBM message.

Be sure to take a lookinsyde everyday for the latest Tech News!

Morris Williams (Co-Founder & Editor in Chief of Lookinsyde)

 

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Posted by on Apr 30, 2012 in Amazon, e-reader, hardware, microsoft, Tablet, tech news | 0 comments

Microsoft and Barnes & Nobles Partnership

Microsoft is investing $300 million into Barnes & Nobles Nook e-reader, to create Barnes & Noble subsidiary.  Microsoft $300 investment will settle the patent lawsuit against Barnes & Noble, that it filed last year.

The subsidiary has yet to be named will bring together the digital and business college of B&N. B&N will own approximately 82.4% and Microsoft will own 17.6%.

This investiment will allow B&N to be more competitive against Amazon’s Kindle and Apple’s iPad.

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Posted by on Dec 4, 2011 in Amazon, apple, iPhone, music, tech news | 0 comments

iPhone and iPod Touch Cases Recall

Case manufacturer Mophie recalls cases for the iPhone and iPod Touch.  Owners are advised to discontinue using the cases immediately and get a replacement. The recalled cases are listed below:

  • Rocketfish Model RF-KL12 mobile battery case for the iPhone 3G and 3Gs, sold at Best Buy
  • Morphie Juice Pack Air Serial Numbers TR113 – TR120 sold at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, B&H Photo, InMotion Entertainment, J&R Music World, Marine Corps Exchange stores and Morphie.com.
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