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I was thinking the rumours of an iPhone "nano" might be explained if the iPhone went to a 4 inch display and the "nano" had a 3 inch display. With an extremely small bezel it might not have to grow too much either. That said, I think it's more likely both rumours are nonsense. I did enjoy the claim that they need a bigger display "to support the tablet PC market as the vendor only has a 9.7-inch iPad in the market." Apple now needs to "support" a market where it's the...
They don't have the "walled-garden aspect of Apple's app store" but they also don't have any worthwhile apps, period. The "walled-garden aspect of Apple's app store" is by far the iPhone's strongest selling point. The only people who think it's a negative are the same group of niche consumers who get excited about task killers.
I hope they do this. If they update with the dual core, dual GPU A5 processor this year it'll be a great games machine.
I think Gruber knows the retina display is real but not shipping in April. The rest is guesswork.
iPad is 1.5 lbs for Wifi-only, 1.6 lbs for 3G. Presumably the stats they quoted are for the Wifi-only (3G and 4G versions are to follow), so a tiny bit heavier. It's also half a mm thicker. The hardware is fairly conservative (for a Summer 2011 ship date) so I expect battery life and price to be similar to the iPad too. I doubt it'll look competitive next to the iPad 2 though.
A piece of plastic with an screenshot stuck on the front! Nice work, Dell!
I'm convinced investors saw the Motorola Xoom Superbowl ad and thought it was the iPad 2. That's why it jumped up suddenly.
Their own OS. That was my point. Samsung doesn't want to be using Android, they want Bada to be the #1 smart phone OS. HTC has frequently announced its desire to have its own OS. It's a point of pride for them. Using Windows or Android makes them a "2nd tier" manufacturer (their CEOs words, not mine). Either company could easily fork Android.
It'll be interesting to see how the Verizon iPhone affects these numbers. It looks like iPhone growth plateaued on AT&T. In the long term, I don't think Samsung will stay with Android. That's not how Korean companies work. If Bada doesn't work out they can always fork Android. HTC has also expressed its desire to have its own OS and was a contender to acquire Palm. How long before Android's two biggest vendors jump ship?
I think this is pretty strong evidence that there's a single CDMA/GSM iPad 2. It would surely be ridiculous for the iPad 2 to have a CDMA version using this chip when it's a new design and they can easily change the antenna.
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