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Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
By Electronista Staff
Nokia today lived up to predictions by warning that its spring quarter's results would be disappointing. The company expects its net sales to fall near or below the bottom of its $8.3 billion minimum target as the "competitive environment" in high-end phones has forced it to ship fewer phones. Gross profit margins have also been hurt as it has had to turn more attention to cheaper phones.
The forecast was significant enough that Nokia no longer believed its market revenue share would be flat, as it has said in its previous estimates. It still expects to draw even in sheer units but should lose relative value as Nokia slips in the high-end arena.
Nokia's statements directly point to continued long-term trouble for its smartphone business. The company kept flat market share in the winter but saw a rapid rise in Android and iPhone sales that may continue this spring through the launches of phones like the Droid Incredible, Evo 4G and iPhone 4. Without any significant new smartphones shipping this spring, Nokia won't have a chance to offer a more competitive offering until the N8 ships toward the end of the summer.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
A new discovery for the Nokia N8 opens up some cool possibilities. FoneArena published a video showing a bluetooth mouse controlling the N8. I think this could be really useful in the living room while the device is connected to a big-screen TV for movies or at the office for giving presentations. Take a look.
Bluetooth mice support for the Nokia N8 was not pointed out on press releases or official videos. Vaibhav Sharma from the Symbian Blog feels this is a game changing feature that should have been highlighted. Did Nokia’s marketing team forget to mention it, or are they afraid users will think it’s a stupid feature for a smartphone?
Friday, June 11, 2010
Camera shipments hint at 9 million iPhone 4s per quarter
Asia Optical may have given away Apple's iPhone 4 production plans with statements about its own. The lens maker's chairman Robert Lai said his company is supplying about three million of the phone's front-facing VGA cameras every month since it began manufacturing in May. While production may change, the estimate would give Apple at least nine million iPhone 4s shipped in its first quarter on the market.
The figure suggests Apple expects a significant boost to iPhone sales compared to last year, when it shipped 7.4 million of the devices in its complete summer quarter. It would come even as Apple is scaling back its plans for international launches and has moved the launch dates for some usual launch countries, such as Canada, back a month to manage demand.
Apple doesn't comment on its production plans in advance and is unlikely to detail its early numbers until after launch. Its first full fiscal quarter of iPhone 4 sales ends in September.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Thursday, June 10. 2010
"ESRI says ArcGIS 10 available for partner download on 6/21/2010, public download on 6/28/2010..."
- @MT_AppGeo (at ESRI-Boston [Danvers] at an ESRI Developer Network Event)
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Garmin and Asus have officially unveiled the Garmin-Asus A10 Android smartphone. The GPS smart navigator is built on Google Android platform. It is equipped with a 3.2-inch touchscreen display with resolution HVGA (320×480 pixels), a 5-megapixel autofocus camera, e-compass, accelerometer, and a 1500 mAh rechargeable battery.
Garmin-ASUS Nuvifone A10 has enhanced navigation capabilities. It is equipped with a high sensitivity GPS, which can give step by step and voice instructions, geotagging function.
It also brings WebKit browser, which provides integration with YouTube, Google Maps, Gmail, and so on. In addition, users can download applications via Android Market. This GPS phone is preloaded Garmin Navigation maps and software, optionally cityXplorer guides to public transit systems.
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
The Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution that serves as the “research arm” for Congress. The Library’s mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations. And, now the Library of Congress is doing something that supports our GEOINT world: it iscreating a Web-based information hub to provide best practices, tools, methods and services to assist organizations in preserving geospatial data. Through a partnership with Columbia University, the Library is creating a digital clearinghouse of maps and satellite images that are important for responding to disasters, urban planning, navigation, protecting the environment and a host of other uses. When GEOINT becomes a priority for the Library of Congress, it further reinforces just how vital geospatial imagery is — very exciting news for the community.