Samsung may have been trying to catch up to sales of Apple’s iPad…but I think it held its own by selling 200 million of its Android tablet.
Question is will all those Galaxy Tab owners be getting an update to either Gingerbread or Honeycomb? (Answer: probably not…but it’d so awesome)
Press Release below:
SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Yonhap) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s second-largest maker of mobile phones, said Wednesday that it has sold more than 2 million units of the Galaxy Tab tablet computer within three months of its global debut.
Samsung achieved the sales figure this week as the company sells the 7-inch, Android-running tablet through some 200 mobile carriers in 94 countries, the company said.
About 500,000 units of the Galaxy Tab were shipped to Europe while 350,000 tablets were sold in North America and another 330,000 units in Asia.
The company launched the tablet in October to play catch-up with the iPad. Apple Inc. said last week that it sold 7.33 million iPads in the October-December period.
So T-Mobile is bringing back its Sidekick line…you remember the sidekick. It was, for most of us, our first phone with “real internet”. (I think the browser on the Sidekick is actually better than the BlackBerry…) T-mobile is looking to strengthen the Sidekick line by having it on Android (and made by Samsung) instead of the propietry Danger OS (which is now owned by Microsoft).
I have a few questions:
1. Will people feel comfortable buying a Sidekick after what happened in 2009? If you don’t remember its when the Sidekick servers crashing causing people with Sidekicks to lose all their data and making their phones very cool looking paper weights.
2. Who is the Sidekick going to be marketed towards? T-Mobile’s consumer brand is the MyTouch. The G series (G1, G2, G-slate) is the higher end series.
3. Would YOU buy a Sidekick? (Why or why not)
Well this is awesomely interesting. I love Google Voice and do use it all the time (especially for my voicemail and such). I wish I could’ve ported that old number I had for like 10 years…oh well. This is huge news…
mashable: Soon You Can Port Your Phone Number to Google Voice for $20 - http://on.mash.to/hJHcuo
Welcome to 2011!
I can not believe that we’re in the year 2011. It seemed soo far away when I was a kid. Just growing up in the 80s and 90s and cartoons that took place in the year 2005 seemed so far into the future. Now we’ve come to that future year and surpassed it. Craziness.
Well here we are at the start of a new year, and with a new year comes a set of goals. Every year people make resolutions for things they want to accomplish. Over 53% of people break their resolutions within the first month of making them. (So how many reading have already broken their resolutions?) That’s why I got away from setting general resolutions like “stop being late” and “work out more” and decided to create a list of measurable goals. If you’ve been following me, then you know that I create a new list of goals every year. Before I state my list of goals for this year…let’s do a re-cap of my goals for 2010:
- Learn a magic trick
- Start & Finish at least 12 books
- Create a workout regiment (that I’ll actually follow)
- Write at least 3 posts a month
- Do what I say (If I say I;m going to do something for someone, then I’m actually going to do it)
- re-build a relationship with my Dad
- Have a quarterly Guy’s Night
- Take my wife to either a museum or a zoo
- Learn how to play Texas Hold ‘Em (or another form of Poker)
- Begin the house hunting process
- Get a promotion
- Pay off at least 2 credit cards
Now, that was last year…and although I did not complete every item on that list, I did give it a noble try. Some things on that list I not only completed but went above and beyond (start and finish 12 books, get a promotion) while others I didn’t even start (learn a magic trick, create a workout regiment). This year I wanted to do something more manageable yet something that challenges me. So without further ado here is my 12in12 for 2011.
- Start & Finish at least 24 books/read more
- Have a quarterly Guy’s night
- Create a YouTube channel or web site with bi-weekly podcasts on technology
- Spend at least 4 hours a week developing my talents as a logo designer
- Get a promotion
- Re-build www.fortyoneacres.com using modern web standards based on templates
- Plan romantic outings with my wife
- Stick to financial budget
- Spend at least 90 minutes a day without being tied to the internet (no smartphone)
- Stay in contact with close friends and family through email and phone calls regularly
- Learn to play poker
- Volunteer my time to an organization outside of my church
I’m excited about the opportunities of this year. I looking forward to completing these goals, and building some awesome things.
Post Script: I know I’m late on posting my yearly goals as most people had theirs posted within the first week of the year. However it’s not always about when you get something out, but how dedicated you are when it actually is out. (ask Verizon and Apple).