Monday, July 02, 2012

It's lonely at nation's only BlackBerry retail store

By contrast, consumers can't seem to get enough of Apple products or get them fast enough.

"Research in Motion has fallen quickly," said Jeff Kagan, a technology analyst in Atlanta. "The marketplace changed. Even after Apple introduced iPhone and Google introduced Android software, RIM management didn't believe they had a problem — that it was just a bump in the road.

"But now the reality is clear to everyone."

So are BlackBerry and its lone Farmington Hills retail s more

Friday, June 22, 2012

Verizon Wireless, Comcast team up on services in Michigan

Verizon Wireless and Comcast said Thursday that their business relationship in Metro Detroit and Michigan highlights each company's strengths by giving customers more options for video, phone, Internet and wireless service. Incentives are being offered when customers buy the new packages.

The deal helps each company shore up a weakness, said Harry Wang, director of mobile research at Dallas-based research firm Parks Associates.

"They both had similar problems," he said. more

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Comcast boosts Web speeds

"A lot of it is a numbers game for Comcast to be able to reach the 100 mbps speed," said Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst for Dallas-based Parks Associates, which provides market research and consulting about emerging consumer technologies. Scherf said 100 megabits per second is one of the highest Internet speeds that providers are trying to reach.

From the article, "Comcast boosts Web speeds" by Andrea Rumbaugh

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Buick gets in touch with tech

More than 1 billion smartphones are expected to be sold by 2013, according to Dallas-based marketing research firm Parks Associates Inc., which specializes in consumer technology products, so it's considered essential that every carmaker provide consumers with phone connectivity in their vehicles.

From the article, "Buick gets in touch with tech," by Scott Burgess

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Comcast offers tech aid 24/7

Best Buy's Geek Squad, office supply stores as well as mom-and-pop shops are other popular options for consumers seeking help with electronics, said Kurt Scherf, a vice president with Dallas-based Parks Associates. Parks Associates provides market research and consulting about emerging consumer technologies.

"There's a lot of choices for tech support and the market is fragmented," Scherf said. The timing is right for Comcast to enter the tech support market, he said. Cable c more

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Wide-range WiMax may spur wireless broadband revolution

It’s dubbed WiMax. And boosters predict this much-hyped technology will usher in a new revolution in high-speed wireless communications.

According to a study by Parks Associates, a Dallas research firm, the number of worldwide residential subscribers using WiMax is expected to reach 7.3 million by 2009 vs. zero today

From the article "Wide-range WiMax may spur wireless broadband revolution" By Roger Fillion

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