Blog articles from 03/2011

This year may be remembered as the year of portable gaming. Nintendo recently claimed record sales for its Nintendo 3DS, which features autostereoscopic 3D and high-quality graphics. At the end of the year, Sony will launch its new version of the PlayStation Portable, the NGP. Allegedly, this console will be almost comparable to the PS3 for graphics and capabilities. The increasing penetration of tablets, thanks to strong sales of iPad2 and Android devices, will continue to extend...
 
by Pietro Macchiarella | Mar. 31, 2011
Tags: apps, gaming
Parks Associates analyzes the business opportunities and future potential for digital solutions in the health and wellness markets through this Digital Health service.  Parks Associates follows the digital/mobile health market throughout the year, analyzing healthcare innovations and researching the impact of technology on homecare delivery, medical professionals and consumers, payers, employers, government policies, and health service providers. Parks Associates’ digital...
 
by Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein | Mar. 31, 2011
Tags: none

U.S. small businesses (SMB) could be the next boom market for tech support services, provided manufacturers, retailers, and providers offer fast and proactive solutions for multidevice environments that include PCs, servers, tablets, and smartphones. SMB Demand for Technical Support Services , a survey of 500 IT decision-makers in U.S. SMBs, finds SMBs are three times more likely than average consumers to use professional computer-related technical support services and...
 
by Parks Associates | Mar. 29, 2011
Tags: tech support
Amazon has announced its Cloud Drive and Cloud Player solutions, which provides consumers with the means to store music, photos, and videos in Amazon's datacenters and access them from any computer. The Cloud Player  allows users to browse and select content from computers with a variety of Web browers. An Android version is available for smartphones and tablets, but it only allows for the playback of music. CNET has a good overview of the solutions.
 
by | Mar. 29, 2011
Tags: cloud services, retail

The mission will take place from May 1-5, 2011 and follow up from the inward mission . The objective of this mission will be to enable Scottish small-to-medium enterprises to judge whether their technology or product would have traction in USA and to establish initial contacts in this market sector whilst increasing their knowledge and understanding of this market sector. The Wellness & Health Innovation project will be joined by 5 Scottish companies and 1 Scottish...
Earlier this week, Sprint and HTC announced a new smartphone, Evo 3D , and a 7-inch tablet, Evo View, that will run on Sprint's 4G WiMax network. Both will be available sometime this summer, although pricing has not been announced. HTC’s Evo 3D will run on Android’s Gingerbread OS, also known as Android 2.3 . It will also feature a dual-core 1.2-GHz Snapdragon processor, making it the fastest smartphone on the market. Sprint and HTC introduced their first WiMax...
 
by Parks Associates | Mar. 25, 2011
Tags: smartphones, tablets

Here's a recap of the late-week and weekend economic news and the potential impact to consumer electronics spending: Blu-ray sales may suffer in the fourth quarter, thanks to the shaky economy and plenty of entertainment altnernatives, theorizes and article from the San Francisco Chronicle ; The technology industry needs consumers more than ever, according to The Los Angeles Times ; NPD says that consumer spending will be down this holiday season .
 
by | Mar. 24, 2011
Tags: connected CE
Broadband World Forum Asia will be held on 10 and 11 May 2011 at the KL Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and this year will be co-located with IP&TV Forum Asia to complement the activity within both the fixed and mobile operator markets and the content and TV ecosystems. The two-day conference programme boasts more than 100 speakers from over 70 Asia-Pacific operators and includes keynote presentations from host service provider partner Telekom Malaysia (Malaysia),...
 


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