All things fall apart …
Daily Archives: March 22, 2013
Profit wise, 2012 financial results show difficulties on the income figure, with a reported Net consolidated income of -38,7 M€, compared to year 2011 where ARCHOS was profitable and made 5.7 M€.
A loss of 38.7 million Euros. Ouch.
… sales in Asia are increasing by more than 40% and declined in the US by about the same percentage.
It’s their own damn fault for American sales tanking. They produced some real crap in 2012 (see after the break).
NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc., the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that customers who purchase a NOOK HD+ between March 24, 2013, and March 31, 2013, will receive a free NOOK Simple Touch E Ink reader, a $79 value.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
Apparently Barnes & Noble got wind of the fact the US$169 Archos 80 Titanium tablet’s arrival in the U.S. is imminent (within the next 10-14 days). So they’re trying to blow out their backlogged and unsold inventory.
This is not the strategy they should be looking for.
This is: Unlock the damn tablet!
Just that title! How could anyone not want this?
Edison’s Conquest of Mars is an 1898 science fiction novel by American astronomer and writer Garrett P. Serviss. It was written as a sequel to Fighters from Mars, an unauthorized and heavily altered version of H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds. It has a place in the history of science fiction for its early employment of themes and motifs that later became staples of the genre.
The book was endorsed by Thomas Edison, the hero of the book, though not by Wells. Set after the devastating Martian attack in the previous story, the novel depicts Edison leading a group of scientists to develop ships and weapons, including a disintegration ray, for Earth’s defense.
Free at Project Gutenberg.
ZPi Blog: Edison’s Conquest of Mars
That’s a worthless post. The Onda 5MP camera isn’t as good as the iPad 3. The PPI of the Onda screen isn’t given. And it never mentions that the Onda lacks Bluetooth and GPS. Plus, it leaves out the Onda having a Home button, microSD card slot, and miniHDMI port.
But what’s interesting to me is to see the Onda V812 getting increasing press coverage outside of China. Something is happening here.
ReadWriteHateApple is at it again.
Earlier this week, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins called the iPhone outdated. Did he have a point?
Speaking to The Australian Financial Review, Heins said, “The user interface on the iPhone, with all due respect for what this invention was all about is now five years old.”
I sit here using Windows XP. It was released in 2001.
I also use a Palm LifeDrive. PalmOS 5 was released in 2002.
I don’t sit here griping that either one is “stale.”
They are tools that get the job done.
I’ve used Windows 7. I have no pangs of envy towards it. The bizarre way it does some things actually horrifies me and makes me appreciate XP even more.
ReadWriteHateApple — and all the rest of the chorus — chanting about how iOS looks “dated” need to remove their heads from their iOS-hating asses.
Liquavista, founded in 2006, specializes in a type of display technology known as electrowetting, mostly used in electronic readers, a shrinking market that’s dominated by Amazon’s Kindle devices. Samsung has followed a shift in consumer preference to smartphones and tablets, which mainly use liquid-crystal displays, or LCDs.
This has been a rumor that’s now an upgraded rumor.
Liquavista would give Amazon a screen no one else has.
How about a color Kindle running rootable Android for $169? Game over for Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Sony.
Amazon would sell jillions of them as sunlight-friendly Android tablets. They wouldn’t much care if people bought them to root as tablets and never bought a Kindle book — because the people buying them are Amazon customers anyway and will always buy something. Such a device would also wipe out the low end tablet makers (Coby, Aluratek, etc.).
And let’s not forget the rumors of an Amazon phone.
Quoting the Chairman of the Eurogroup Working Group:
The economy is going to tank in Cyprus no matter what.
Surprisingly, the ATMs have been restocked for a few days and people were allowed to withdraw up to six hundred Euros a day. At forty Euros at a time. The last word is that they’ve dropped the daily limit to two hundred and forty Euros.
How soon before the ATMs stop working again?