Why Content is the Biggest Roadblock for Apple TV

It appears as though the “Apple is making a TV” discussion is coming back around. Probably because of rumor reports that “sources in the know” are talking about a brand new product category.

Apple has a hobby business …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 30th, 2011

Why Microsoft Should Buy HTC Not Nokia

I don’t want to be in the predictions business. I like being in the industry analysis business. However to be an effective analyst and in particular focus on industry trends like my firm does we need to not …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 26th, 2011

Think Different

My favorite Apple marketing campaign by far was their “think different” campaign. I felt like that campaign profoundly spoke to me and I am a sucker for great marketing.

That slogan, I always believed, summed up Apple eloquently. …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 24th, 2011

Why the iPhone 5 Could be Apple’s Biggest Launch Yet

Yesterday Techcrunch added more fuel to the reports that the iPhone 5 will indeed be a dual CDMA / GSM world phone.

Making one single device that runs on all the worlds networks makes a great deal of sense. …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 23rd, 2011

What If Apple Puts A-Series Processors in MacBooks?

Apple Insider posted a bit of news around the rumor that someday Apple may use its own A-Series chips in products like the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. When Apple made the move to design their own ARM …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 22nd, 2011

My Advice to HP: Give All the TouchPad’s Away

Shock and Bewilderment swept the industry as well as the tech journalism and blogger community yesterday. HP announced that they are not just looking to spin off their PC business but that they are also discontinuing all webOS hardware which …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 19th, 2011

If HP spins off webOS group, HTC should buy it

VIA ZDNet – By James Kendrick

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 18th, 2011

Should Tablet Makers Concede the Market to the iPad?

Recent reports, news and analysis have come out that underscore an industry cliche, there is not a tablet market only an iPad market.

From news on the rather weak sales of Android tablets from vendors the last few quarters …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 18th, 2011
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Why A Tablet is Key To Amazon’s Business

I was being interviewed by a journalist recently where the discussion was around the impending release of an Amazon Tablet. I enjoy helping journalists out with stories and I gladly accept interview requests because the discussion is …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 16th, 2011

Check Out The New Tech.pinions Recommended Reading Section

We have added a new featured section to the homepage called Recommended Reading. In this section we will link to other opinion pieces that we think are essential reads.

Clicking on the the title of the article will take …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 14th, 2011

Windows Laptop Makers Can’t Catch Up to the MacBook Air

VIA PC World -By James Cross

A highly recommended read. I completely agree that matching the cost and quality of the Air is going to be the biggest challenge of UltraBook makers.

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 13th, 2011

The 13″ MacBook Air is the Perfect Notebook

I have used a lot of notebooks in my 11 years as an industry analyst of consumer technology products. In fact I have used nearly every type of design, form factor, performance, and screen size imagenable across notebooks and desktops. …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 12th, 2011

Why Google Should Buy Motorola

Article Disclaimer: This is all theory and purely speculative. This is simply a thought exercise.

Motorola has been an interesting company to watch over the past 10 years. They have been a driving force in bringing the cellular industry into …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 10th, 2011

Why iPhone Competitors Should Release Less Products

The Next Web asks an interesting question in this article titled “As Apple’s smartphone sales boom, should its rivals release fewer handsets?”

As I pointed out in my article “Why it matters that Apple is the number 1 smart phone maker,” …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 9th, 2011

Here’s to the NeXT 20 Years of the World Wide Web

Tim Berners-Lee's NeXT Computer

Saturday August 6th marked the 20 year anniversary of Tim Berners-Lee publishing the first website. Whether he knew all that the web would become or not he still had the foresight to start the W3C …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 8th, 2011

Tech.pinions is Featured in FlipBoard and Pulse News Apps!

We are pleased to announce that our site Tech.pinions, whose sole focus is to provide industry leading analysis and thought leadership for the technology industry is featured prominently in both the FlipBoard and Pulse news apps.

These …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 5th, 2011

The iPad Does What No Other Tablet Does

There actually may be a number of things that can be pointed out that truly differentiate the iPad. I however would like to focus on just one – battery life.

For the past week I have been camping …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 4th, 2011

The Stage is Set for An iPhone Christmas

Data from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster was released Monday that resulted in similar data to research my firm has been conducting. The conclusion of Munster’s data is that there is huge pent up demand for Apple’s next version …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 2nd, 2011

Can Google TV be Saved?

As of yesterday Logitech has been offering their Revue Google TV set top box for $99. I was at Logitech’s media day where they launched the Revue and I remember the mumblings from the media and analysts when …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 1st, 2011

Make Competitive Smart Phones or Get Out of the Market

We all know the world is moving from feature phones to smart phones. This is happening in some regions like the US and Europe faster but it is happening at a global level.

The latest …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 29th, 2011

Android Is at A Critical Junction

I believe that the next six month’s will be the defining point in the future for Google’s Android platform. Whether this future is bright or gloomy will depend on the next six month’s.

It seems right now like …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 29th, 2011

Why It Matters that Apple is the Number 1 Smart Phone Manufacturer

Data came out this morning from Nielsen providing insight to the current smart phone operating system market share in the US. There are several observations about this report that I want to make.

First off, although this is …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 28th, 2011

The Post PC Era Will Happen in Two Stages

In much of my work providing industry analysis to many companies in the technology industry, I come across the question of what the post PC-era actually means quite often. As the technology industry shifts from one computing platform (the …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 27th, 2011

My 5 Favorite New Features in OSX Lion

After spending some time working with Apple’s new operating system OSX Lion, I’ve landed on my top five favorite new features. Now granted, everyone uses computers differently. So for me and my computing habits these are the …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 25th, 2011
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Did Android Tablet’s Gain on The iPad or Did The Market Grow?

Yesterday Strategy Analytics released some numbers showing the latest in the overall tablet shipments which included iPad and Android tablets. In that report Strategy Analytics reported”

Apple sold 9.3 million iPads in the second quarter of this year, …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 22nd, 2011