Toshiba Mobile Display Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba, will construct a new facility in Ishikawa Prefecture that will manufacture Retina displays for Apple. The initial investment would be $1.19 billion and production will begin in the second half of 2011.
In a recent post by the Amazon’s Kindle Team, the company confirmed that it sold ‘millions’ of Kindles in the last 73 days. In fact the number is higher than the total collective sale of the device in the whole of 2009.
Samsung is popular in selling Android-based smartphones. At least that’s what the notion is in North America. But its own proprietary mobile OS a.k.a. Bada is also enjoying its own success, especially in Asia. The Korean giant expects to sell at least 5 million Bada-powered phones by the end of 2010. That’s not all. The company also estimates the number of downloaded Bada-apps to be around 50 million before the end of the year.
All the beautiful iPhones, iPads, iPods, Android tablets, and most other similar devices you see around are manufactured at a particular location on this planet. It is called the Foxconn, a Taiwan-based mass-production electronics manufacturer and a direct supplier for most of the prestigious electronics brands, including Apple, Microsoft, Google, HP, Dell, Sony, Nokia and several others.
Nowadays groceries can be shipped to your homes directly, but how about having them delivered through underground pipes [just like tap water] without you having to step out of your home? Although the proposal sounds unbelievable, a UK based company named Foodtubes will be developing such a system which will link homes to stores to make it possible for obtaining groceries and commodities with a click of a switch.
Last year same time, Apple’s share was 28%, RIM’s was 35% and Android-based smartphone share was just 9%. One year later, its a completely different ball game. Android’s share jumped to 22.7%, Apple’s remained unchanged (well, almost) at 27.9%, while RIM’s dropped to 27.4%. Windows Mobile, Symbian and other buddies covered the remaining chunk at just 22%.
America’s largest wireless provider Verizon Wireless, will soon join the 4G bandwagon on December 5. It will affect all the 110 million customers in the US. The initial coverage will be across 38 metro areas and 60 airports.
PC World recently conducted a survey based on reliability and service provided by manufacturers. The survey indicates consumer feedback for a period of one year. Apple “smoked the competition” when it came to desktop, notebook and smartphones. It seems Asus also did well among both desktop and laptop owners.
SunEdison recently inaugurated Europe’s largest Photovoltaic Power Plant in Italy. The location of the power plant is between the cities of Bologna and Venice. The plant has the capacity to power about 17,150 homes. Thanks to its 70MW generation.