Friday, April 16, 2010

Sony Ericsson reports profit for first quarter

Sony Ericsson

Measures of Sony Ericsson exit, which found the company seems to have had the effect, considering the financial results for first quarter. Between Sony Ericsson reported a net profit of EUR 21 million, while last year was a loss of 293 million. Our Sony Ericsson appearances recorded as a result of the release of new products such as Xperia X10 and Vivaz and restructuring program that aims to reduce annual costs by 880 million euros. It is expected that the full effect of the program to be felt in the second half of the year. In the first quarter of the year the company sold 10.5 million phones which is 28 percent less than the same period last year. The transition to more expensive phones has led to an increase in the average selling price by 12% to 134 euros. Total revenues decreased by 19% year to 1.405 billion euros. Sony Ericsson forecasts that the company's market share for the quarter decreased by 1% and 4% already.

Israel banned the import and sales in the country iPad


Israel bans sales of its newest product of Apple - iPad, under pretext of frequencies to work with wireless networks that use the device are not compatible with the standards in Israel. The ban also applies to tourists who visit the country. They will not be allowed to import iPad in Israel, and local customs has seized about 10 devices. Tourists who are iPad in your luggage when entering Israel will have to leave their devices for storage of office and will be able to retrieve them when leaving the country.

Toshiba preparing tablets with Android and Windows

Toshiba Tablets

The list of tablets that do not bear the mark of Apple, will only increase in the future and Toshiba are also included in the game. Although to date official information from the company will, Toshiba also preparing products of competitors iPad. According to information from Jeff Barney, who is managing the unit manager for digital products at Toshiba America, maybe the company is preparing a whole new line of tablets. Among them we expect models with different sizes of screen, and different operating systems. Barney mentions a tablet with two screens that will work with Windows, and another model that will use Android and will be cheaper.

Android Market now offers 38 000 applications

Android Market

A month ago, Google announced that Android Market now has 30 000 applications, and we tend to believe them more than AndroLib, which in early April said they were 42 000 applications. Since Google is ready with new update information about our titles, which understand that the service now available 38 000 applications. The company said the new data during the presentation of its financial results for the quarter. Google's revenues reached 5.06 billion dollars, which is 19 percent more than a year ago, while net income rose to 1.96 billion dollars from 1.4 billion a year ago. During the event, and it became clear that the Nexus One already successful product for Google, though unofficial information emerged about the weak sales of the smartphone.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Apple approve Opera Mini for iPhone

20 days after being sent for approval Opera Mini browser was approved by Apple for distribution through the App Store. The news is quite surprising to all, as far as Steve Jobs and company is not admitting or even an external browser and Opera Mini to be distributed through the service. Opera Mini for iPhone can be downloaded free of charge immediately, but if you need further convincing, see the following video.

Intel Atom is ready with a version of Android for smartphones with Atom

Although Intel announced a partnership with Nokia on a common mobile platform, Intel Atom, do not seem to stop looking for other software options. From words to Renee James, who is general manager of the department for software and services to Intel, said during the Intel Atom Developer Forum in China, we understand that the company already has a version of Android, which works with Intel Atom based smartphones, and even have interested customers. The idea of the company is to enable the new Intel Atom chips to work more mobile OS. Currently the mobile market is dominated by chips ARM, using another architecture (RISC), and relevant software, working with them is not compatible with x86 architecture of Intel Atom.