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Could the new Apple HDTV be a projector?? Current LCD projectors use a max of 1080p resolution in a 3" panel. That works out about 600 dpi or so. With all the work apple has done producing retina iPhone and iPad, is it possible that they have worked with Sharp to create a panel with 2000 dpi resolution for 4K HD? A 4K panel coupled with real time pixel interpolation to up convert from HD to 4K might actually be the cheapest solution for ultra large screen TVs. I am...
Whether wholesale or agency, it is not the model that is at fault. Whether Apple or Amazon, they are just doing what is comfortable and better for them long term. Ultimately, Amazon benefits if they can get Wholesale pricing and volumes. What does wholesale pricing mean? Imagine a scenario where Amazon gets a book for $20 if they buy 100 books, $10 if they buy 1000 books and $7 if they sell a 100,000 books. Amazon shoots for selling 100,000 and prices books at $9.99 -...
The bigger and more powerful Apple gets, the more nervous it makes their former partners. We saw Google stab Apple in the back with Android - Now Intel is openly touting its Ultrabook initiative as a better alternative to the Mac Book Air. AT&T is lending a major hand to Nokia, MS and Windows Phone 7. IBM has sold Google patents that it can use to fight against Apple and Oracle. So far, it looks like all these moves have been unable to stop Apple, or even make a dent...
You know what the stupidest part of all this is? Just last year, RIM actually spent money buying up Nortel's losses from the Rockstar Consortium - in the hope that they could use those losses to reduce their Canadian Tax Liability. The way things are going, they might not have to worry about taxes in the near future! They would be happy to have a situation where they are required to pay taxes!
Every year, as Apple launches a new phone, it makes sense for a US customer to pay an ETF on his current phone, get it officially unlocked, and sell the phone for $400-$500 on eBay. That money would more than cover the ETF plus the $200 to buy the new phone. The prices of these used phones would shoot up, because these phones would now be attractive in markets like India and China. A new iPhone 4 with 8GB Flash is available in India for Rs 37,000/-, which is $720. Most...
This initiative of Apple could actually cement the iPad as a leader in the tablet space forever. Once Apple builds up critical mass in this ecosystem, it becomes self sustaining. More content providers would add value to iTunes U, rather than go with a new platform. Ecosystems like music, movies, etc are driven by commercial interests. So there is an incentive for a player like Amazon to build a competing ecosystem. But a free learning ecosystem does not make sense...
Only if France is smart and agrees today.... in 5 years, Apple will acquire France!
Link please? This is the first I am hearing of such a conspiracy theory!
Motorola must be regretting that bluster by their lawyer. This is the sort of statement that paints the company as a reckless aggressor, abusing Standard Essential Patents. Google might have managed to wriggle out of the Oracle mess (at least for now), but this noose looks like a tight one. Motorola is going to see the value of its patents evaporate pretty soon. If a $15 chip from Qualcomm comes fully licensed to the entire 3G stack, how much money could Motorola...
There could be multiple reasons for this - - Apple has done a great job of alerting users when a Wifi network is available - and you just select the network, enter the password and done. In Android, you have to manually do this - and you don't get alerted about Wifi availablity. - Secondly, iPhone users typically use their phone more - whether on WiFi or on 3G. So chances are, they are more sensitive to usage limits, and use WiFi wherever they can. - Thirdly, the...
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