On Dec. 6, Google launched its new Android smartphone, the Nexus S, which runs on the latest version of the Android platform, called Gingerbread. The Gingerbread SDK/NDK tools were also made available to developers on Dec. 6.
December and Android have been good to Samsung.
Disney is putting a high-tech, interactive spin on its retail stores, using mobile checkouts and massive animated screens to catch consumers’ attention.
Have you already fired up your sales team to have a high-performance holiday season? Are they prepared to answer the most frequently asked customer questions? Do they know what's expected of them?
Two weeks ago, a Samsung executive told Jun Yang of Bloomberg News (Nov. 18) that his company expects demand from businesses will boost sales of its Galaxy Tab device.
Chicago is the place to be this week as Verizon entertains its Midwest-area Premium retailers. Fifty dealers representing 1,200 retail doors converged on the Trump Hotel in downtown Chi-Town and iQmetrix is in the mix. With the acquisition of Alltel, Verizon is now the largest carrier with more than 92 million subscribers nationwide and growing.
Last month (Oct. 6), we reported Research In Motion had unveiled its first tablet computer, the BlackBerry PlayBook on Sept. 27. I quoted PCMag.com’s Sascha Segan, who speculated the device’s price point being between $600 and $850.
Google’s Android operating system accounted for 25.5 percent of worldwide smartphone sales in the third quarter, according to Gartner, making it the No. 2 operating system behind Nokia’s Symbian OS.
The first U.S. Windows Phone 7 smartphones will be available on Monday (Nov. 8), so it makes sense to look at what reviewers are saying about the new operating system. It better be good, because it’s entering an already tumultuous smartphone market dominated by Android, iPhone and BlackBerry devices.
More people than ever are switching to 3G technology and handset makers are waging a fierce battle to attract them to their devices and operating systems. All of it makes for an exciting period for wireless retailers.
On the Wednesday following the 2010 Wireless Summit, a group of us made a trip to the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. Fashion Square is interesting for a couple of reasons. It's actually the largest mall in Arizona and the American Southwest. Here's some of what Wikipedia has to say about it:
This week, the Microsoft PDC (Professional Developers Conference) 2010 is taking place in Redmond, Wash. and a number of iQmetrix staff members will be making a road trip down to participate. PDC is one of the premiere development conferences in North America, with attendance between 5,000 and 8,000, it is arguably only second to Apple's WWDC. Unlike most conferences, PDC is not a yearly event; Microsoft only puts it on when it has something big to announce or when it is pushing a new technology. In the past, Microsoft has unveiled iconic products like Windows 95, Win32 API, Windows NT 5, .NET Framework and Windows 7, along with official releases of XP, Vista and IE7. PDC has a history of big announcements and exciting keynotes and this year is shaping up to be no different. It will also be the first time PDC will be held at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond -- it sold out in only a few weeks (also a first).
In recent years, wireless and electronics retailers have been making efforts to better serve female customers. Even industry giant Best Buy has stepped up its lady-friendly game, as reported by Miguel Bustillo and Mary Ellen Lloyd of the Wall Street Journal (June 16).