John Paczkowski

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No Lenovo LePad Until 2011

Initially expected by the end of 2010, Lenovo’s LePad won’t ship until 2011. This according to CEO Yang Yuanqing, who told The Wall Street Journal that the company expects the Android-based tablet to go on sale in China early next year.

The cause of the delay isn’t clear, though its result most certainly is. When LePad finally arrives at market, it will be competing with a group of rivals that extends well beyond Apple’s iPad–Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, Reasearch in Motion’s PlayBook and the like. As Strategy Analytics analyst Neil Mawston said in a research note earlier this month, “The tablet wars are up and running. Apple has quickly leveraged its famous brand, an extensive retail presence and user-friendly design to develop the tablet market into a multi-billion-dollar business. Android, Microsoft, MeeGo, WebOS, BlackBerry and other platforms are trailing in Apple’s wake, and they already have much ground to make up.”

’Course Mawston also said, “Apple’s huge lead will be shortlived.” We’ll see, I guess.

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik