The 2010 4th quarter figures are in, for the 1st time ever Smartphones outsell the PC. According to the IDC there were 100.9 million Smartphones and 92.1 PCs shipped. The increase from last year is 87% for Smartphones and 3% for PCs.Read More
Beginning this week Retailers will offer Windows Anytime Upgrade Deal; if you purchase a new PC. You may be wondering how this will benefit you; let’s say you purchased a Win 7 PC with Home Premium and you want to upgrade to Win 7 Pro, you can upgrade at a lower price and if you purchased a netbook with Win 7 starter you can upgrade to Win 7 Premium. The prices are available for US customers only as follows:
- Win 7 Starter to Win 7 Home Premium – $79.99 reg – $49.99 sale
- Win 7 Home Premium to Win 7 Professional – $89.99 reg – $79.99 sale
These prices are good through July 3.Read More
MS opens 1st store retail today in Scottsdale, Arizona; as it launch Win 7. The store will offer a select line of laptops, netbooks, all-in-one PCs, Xbox, Win Mobile phones, and one of the largest 3rd party software title selections.
The store layout is similar to the Apple Store. George Blankenship was real estate chief for Apple. He is now a consultant assistanting retail planning.
The 2nd store is scheduled to open Thursday, Oct 29 in Mission Viejo, Ca.
Acer a Taiwan company surpasses Dell and Apple in computer sales. Acer and Dell sales have been very close for the past 2 quarters. Acer netbook sales were the key to overtake the #2 position.
Dell sales decreased 8.4% while Acer had a 25.6% increase and HP had a 9.3% increase. HP is #1.Read More
Google officially announced that it will be releasing Chrome OS sometime around 2010 or 2011. The first release in 2010 will be geared towards netbooks and then later for desktops. They will also support the x86 and ARM platorms! This might challenge Microsoft to reconsider supporting the ARM platform! OEM computer manufactures will definitely like Google’s decision to support ARM because it will give them leverage against CHIPZILLA on processor and chipset prices. Stay tuned and remember to lookinsyde everyday!Read More