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Friday, July 26, 2013

Chromecast: Big Threats Come in Small Packages?

Existing products in the market will feel the impact of Chromecast, said Brett L. Sappington, director of research at Parks Associates.

"Apple TV and Roku will become a little less valuable to consumers because there's a new alternative in the market now," he said. "Any time there's a new alternative, it dilutes the value of the things already in the market."

What Apple TV and Roku have going for them is that they aggregate content, Sappington continued. "Chromecast does ...read more

Monday, June 06, 2011

iCloud Blankets Apple's Entire Ecosystem

Apple's melding all iDevices into a family linked by the cloud is "the normal evolution towards providing more convenient service on mobile devices," Harry Wang, director of mobile and health research at Parks Associates, told MacNewsWorld.

"Google has already said the upcoming version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, will combine tablet and smartphone capabilities," Wang pointed out. "That leads to the possibility of Google having another cloud with the Android Marketplace f ...read more

Friday, February 11, 2011

Rumor: iPhone Has a Wee One on the Way

Apple is working on a smaller, cheaper smartphone in order to fend off the threat from Android, according to a report in Bloomberg.

"It makes sense for Apple because its iPhones are premier products, but the bulk of the market purchases basic phones and feature phones," Harry Wang, a director at Parks Associates, told MacNewsWorld.

"The premium brands like Apple are looking at how to increase sales volume and are looking at the mid-range segment of the smartphone market, ...read more

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Apple Reaches New Altitudes

Demand for the iPhone 4 is pretty robust, and it will only pick up further as more carriers in more countries, such as China, pick up the device, Harry Wang, a director at Parks Associates, told MacNewsWorld.

Part of the reason for the backlog is problems with suppliers, Wang said.

"In terms of components -- screens, and maybe the chipset -- there are problems," Wang elaborated. "There could be a bottleneck in supplies of microcontrollers."

That might lead Apple to e ...read more

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

PlayBook Aims to Cut Off iPad at Enterprise Pass

Lazaridis may have taken that approach because he realizes that Apple devices, both the iPhone and iPad, are gaining traction in the enterprise space, which traditionally has been RIM's territory, suggested Harry Wang, director of mobile research with Parks Associates.

"Our data shows that 57 percent of people who purchase an iPad plan to use it for work purposes," Wang told MacNewsWorld. "The PlayBook will put RIM in a strong position to counter against Apple's inroads into ...read more

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The iPad's Growing Pains

"The delay may cost Apple some back-to-school sales and delay the launch of the iPad in some international markets, but by September or October, the problem should go away," Harry Wang, director of mobile and health research at Parks Associates, told MacNewsWorld.

From the article, "The iPad's Growing Pains" by Richard Adhikari

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Analysts Dash Cold Water on T-Mobile-iPhone Rumors

Talk of Apple blessing T-Mobile as the next distributor of the iPhone is being met with a large dollop of skepticism. "It's in Apple's best interest to partner with the market leader, not the fourth-largest carrier in the country," said Brian Marshall, a senior analyst with Broadpoint AmTech. If Apple were to make such a move, it's unlikely that it would happen in the third quarter, noted Parks Associates' Harry Wang.

Speculation about Apple's plans for ending the agreement ...read more

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Google May Steer Devs Web-Ward With Mobile YouTube Refresh

YouTube's decision to make its mobile Web site compatible with HTML5 may one day be viewed as a turning point in what is shaping up as an epic battle for control of the mobile device landscape.

"There is a real battle between Apple and Google, not around devices, but around software and the ecosystem surrounding it," Harry Wang, research director of mobile devices with Parks Associates, told TechNewsWorld. "With this new site, YouTube is sending a message to developers that ...read more

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