New York — The Anti-Defamation League’s National Consumer Technology Industry divisio
Remember the BenQ JoyBee? The RCA Lyra? The Rio Forge 128? They were all casualties of the iPod in its march toward portable music player domination.
And if you’re paying attention, this whole lopsided Apple vs. the world scenario is playing itself out again in the nascent tablet PC wars.
This week, HP finally bowed its long-awaited webOS-based TouchPad, the 2,764th (give or take) iPad competitor. HP joins numerous Android tablets along with the RIM BlackBerry
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) president Gary Shapiro sent the letter below to President Obama, Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-Ken.), John Boehner (R-Ohio), and Reps. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Harry Reid (D-Nev.)
Dear President Obama and Congressional Leaders:
While you focus on the debt limit, Americans are concerned about jobs, paying their mortgage or rent, and saving for their children’s education. Yet, the debt limit debate and talk of raising taxes simply
Watson and the Future of Customer Service
These are the words that strike terror into the heart of the frustrated consumer:
“Your wait time will be approximately 20 minutes.”
“The customer service center is now closed. Please call back on Monday.”
“You have pressed an unassigned number in our phone support system.”
“Your call is very important to us.”
At Google’s Android Honeycomb event on Wednesday, we got to experience the Android-based tablet’s hardware and software using the Motorola Xoom. The user interface includes apps arranged in grids and stacks. The larger screen of the Android tablets, compared to Android phones, enables a greater graphical usage experience and more opportunity
Dinosaurs. VHS. The netbook?
On the surface, netbook manufacturers including Acer, Samsung, Asustek, and HP all reported a leap in the right direction last year, largely due to strong netbook sales in emerging markets. That bump in sales is despite a little competitor known as the Apple iPad becoming the market’s first Tablet-osaurus Rex.
As the tablet category emerges and evolves, netbooks seem to be the next dinosaur heading closer towards extinction. Many of the major
All the tech blogs and pundits are beating their drums about the potential launch of the iPad 2 on Wednesday.
Assuming that is what this event will introduce it would be much more worthwhile to concentrate on what is really important to the future of the iPad, and the tablet category in general. To-date all we have heard are the typical pronouncements and concerns about new processors, thinness, or what the screen resolution is. While all these elements are important the
Most accounts say there are 70 million or so of the original 79 million Boomers born during the Baby Boom years, 1946-64 still alive. That is70 plus million with a whole lot of purchasing power, the last two years notwithstanding. We are many things, “older” being but one, but also a long, long list of other adjectives including “consumers”.
Many CE marketers I come in contact with are the children of Boomers, themselves members of another already largely
The debate on who makes the best tablet is a hot topic these days, especially after the recent releases of the Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab, the Hewlett-Packard TouchPad and Apple’s iPad 2. The pundits, gadget geeks and investors are pouring over features, price and usability, yet seem to skirt one very crucial issue — connectivity. And this is not just because of the increased functionality it provides consumers, but for the opportunities that it offers vendors.
As a child, I would often go shopping with my Godmother, who lived with my Grandmother and helped her around the house (and with her business, I should add.) On shopping days, Erna - my Godmother - and I would head out of the house in Reading PA and walk a few blocks to the downtown district, towing a two-wheeled cart behind us.We would go to the butcher for meat, to the grocer for vegetables, to the baker for bread, and on the good days, to the confectioner for a treat. At each stop, the
The release of the new iPad 2 on March 11 has many Apple fans craving its increased power, the dual camera feature and that cool magnetic cover. But the original iPad is less than a year old. It’s difficult to justify purchasing another iPad when you’re still recovering from the expense of the first one. That’s the dilemma that faces many early adopters of cutting-edge technology. And it’s that demographic that we expect to find tech-refresh programs most
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