Archive for the ‘WebOS’ category

Media Tablets: One Year Later

May 4, 2012

I recently attended the TabTimes Tablet Strategy conference, an event specifically targeting the use of tablets in the enterprise.  End users, hardware and software vendors, and journalists descended on New York to discuss the highs and lows of tablet deployments in healthcare, education, retail, government, manufacturing and other industries.

I wrote on media tablets in my blog almost a year ago.  What a difference a year makes.

Just over two years ago in 2010, the first iPad was launched, creating a new form factor now being called a media tablet.  In 2011, the iPad 2 as well as dozens of other products hit the streets.  Now the third version of iPad (current called the iPad, the new iPad, iPad 3, etc.) is flying off of the shelves.

One of the mind-blowing things is how quickly media tablets have progressed from the consumer market to the corporate ranks.  Just a year ago media tablets were sort of a novelty or a status symbol.

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Smartphone OS Proliferation: The Madness Has Stopped

September 4, 2011

Smartphone OS Enterprise Aug 2011

I did a rant blog entry in August of 2010 entitled Smartphone OS Proliferation: When Will The Madness Stop?  The answer may be now.  What a difference a year makes.
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Media Tablets in the Enterprise: Consumerization of IT Strikes Again

June 4, 2011

media tablets tug-of-war

Well, Apple did it again. On April 3, 2010, they unleashed the iPad, a thin, sleek, tablet that has excited consumers around the world. It borrowed a lot from its little sibling, the iPhone, including compatibility with mobile applications in the Apple App Store. Just to give you some perspective, it took 74 days to sell one million iPhones. We know how that product revolutionized the smartphone industry. It took only 28 days to sell one million iPads. Simply amazing.
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What’s in Store For Mobility In 2011?

January 4, 2011

So here is my obligatory predictions for 2011.  While it is not a terribly profound list,  you may pick up a few interesting tidbits.   I could wait until CES is over, but what would be the fun in that?

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Smartphone OS Proliferation: When Will The Madness Stop?

August 4, 2010

Remember the days of the desktop/notebook world?  It was a much simpler time, with Microsoft as the dominant OS, a few (but fiercely loyal) Apple users and a small, die-hard Linux contingency.  There were more contenders, but I won’t mention their names, lest I be accused of living in the past.

Not so in the smartphone market.  While the desktop/notebook OS world converged, the smartphone OS world seems to be diverging.  And there doesn’t seem to be an end in site.
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