Blog articles from 04/2011

Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest bookseller, announced that it added significant new features and content to the NOOK Color Reader’s Tablet, making what has already been acclaimed as the best reading device on the market, the best tablet value on the market at just $249. With a major update to its bestselling device, Barnes & Noble is delivering more of what NOOK Color customers want: shopping a broad collection of popular apps, staying connected with...
 
by Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein | Apr. 26, 2011
Tags: apps, retail, tablets
Parks Associates’ President and Research Directors will participate on Telehealth, Energy Management, and Home Networking panels at the 2011 Broadband Properties Summit this week in at the InterContinental Hotel – Dallas , Addison, Texas. Harry Wang , Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates, is moderating the session “FTTH Track: Applications for Telehealth and Telemedicine" on Wednesday, April 27, 2:10-3:10 P.M....
 

Sharp's shipping its newest LCD HDTV, the 70-inch LC-70LE732U, the largest, commercially available, LCD HDTV on the market. The screen was announced at CES 2011, but it's hitting stores now. According to Sharp, the HDTV offers 62 percent more viewing area than a 55-inch screen, the top-selling size in the 50-plus-inch category. The LC-70LE732U features Sharp's Quattron Quad Pixel technology, built-in Wi-Fi for accessing Web apps like Netflix and Facebook , and network control...
 
by Parks Associates | Apr. 21, 2011
Tags: retail
  While the US cable industry continues to bleed subscribers, telcos Verizon and AT&T have been on the receiving end – adding new pay TV customers. This morning Verizon announced that it had added 192,000 new FiOS TV customers, swelling its ranks to 3.7 million. Yesterday AT&T stated that it had added 218,000 customers to its U-verse TV service for a total of 3.2 million TV subscribers. For those keeping score, that is over a 6% increase for the telco/IPTV sector...
 
by Brett Sappington | Apr. 21, 2011
Tags: pay TV, retail

Continued from the April 13's posting Apple is perhaps spending more time on new iPhone design, or re-aligning of its suppliers due to the earthquake’s impact. These are all contributing factors to the delay of iPhone 5, but not the main driver. In our view, the lengthening of iPhone’s product cycle has the following additional benefits besides what was discussed in the April 13 blog : 1. Mobile carriers are amenable to a longer product cycle: annual refresh of the...
 
by Parks Associates | Apr. 20, 2011
Tags: retail, smartphones
Parks Associates announced a new design for its company website www.parksassociates.com and its hosted events. The new site features improved navigation, better search functionality, and an integrated Newsroom with convenient access to white papers, Webcasts, newsletters, analyst blogs, and industry reports. This new website streamlines access to current industry data and analyst insight on such topics as social gaming, digital music, and TV Everywhere,” said Tricia Parks,...

The 9th annual ConnectivityWeek Conference held May 23-26, 2011 in Santa Clara, California, to explore how information and communications technologies can help manage energy and deliver efficiency to the power grid and energy consumers. Through an array of tracks focused on residential, commercial, infrastructure and industrial consumers, ConnectivityWeek’s “meeting of the minds” format brings together stakeholders shaping the future of energy, including utilities, consumers,...
With an increasing number of LTE deployments taking place around the world, this year’s LTE World Summit promises to address the challenges operators face and stimulate debate across the global LTE industry. The Summit is taking place on 17-18 May 2011 in Amsterdam and will present over 100 operator case studies and provide the backdrop for in-depth discussions ranging from business models through to the technology challenges operators still face and the work that needs to be...
 


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