John Paczkowski

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4.5 Million Tablets Were Sold in Q3 2010; 4.2 Million Were iPads

Lest there be any doubt that 2010 was the year of the iPad, here’s one more data point to attest to its supremacy in the nascent tablet market. Of the 4.5 million “media tablets” shipped in the third quarter of 2010, a staggering 4.2 million were iPads, according to ABI Research.

Now admittedly this number is a bit dusty and more indicative of Apple’s first-mover advantage than anything. Still, it’s worth noting in advance of the unveiling of iPad 2 next week, which will undoubtedly renew at least a portion of that advantage even as new rivals like the Motorola XOOM, HP Touchpad and BlackBerry Playbook crowd into the market. As Apple quipped in the invitation to its iPad event next week: “Come see what 2011 will be the year of.”


Twitter’s Tanking

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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus