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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Apple Doesn’t Want To Sell Corollas

On Wednesday Apple announced that they were dropping the Macbook from their PC lineup and making the MacBook Air the new entry level Mac. To most this move made sense and personally I feel that now entry level Mac …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 22nd, 2011
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Why Apple’s Earnings Reports Matter

Today Apple released their earnings report for the third quarter of 2011. As was expected there was much anticipation regarding the earnings, not only from Wall St but also from media outlets. Apple did not disappoint …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 19th, 2011
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The Real Issue Behind the Android Lawsuits

In case you haven’t been following the lawsuit news closely, three major companies have been suing companies using Google’s Android operating system. The three companies behind the bulk of these suits are Apple, Microsoft and Oracle. …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 18th, 2011
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The Need for Smarter Mobile Notifications

Push notifications on our smart phones and tablets are shaping up to be a central part of our experiences with those devices. The concept itself has many benefits, particularly where it lets us get information quickly and choose …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 18th, 2011
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The Asus PadFone is a Glimpse of the Future

As a part of my work as an industry analyst I do a great deal of thinking about the future. Many of the projects we get pulled into and asked to add analysis on are related to the …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 15th, 2011
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Should the Media be Proclaiming RIM’s Death?

Over the past few weeks i’ve been reading a number of articles from the big media outlets all proclaiming the death of RIM. Most of these articles are pretty grim and their headlines say it all. …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 14th, 2011
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Netflix as a Streaming Service is the Bandwidth King

News broke yesterday that Netflix was raising the price of its streaming plus DVD-in-the-mail plans. It was interesting to see all the backlash from some media and from consumers on Twitter. As much as this may …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 14th, 2011
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Does Google+ Target Facebook or Twitter?

After spending some time using Google+ and reading many of the articles and opinions on the service, I came across two pieces that I thought were worth pointing out. I am still in the process of forming …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 11th, 2011
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How The Internet Saved My Keg

If you are like me you have dozen’s of stories of how content from the Internet has helped you in some way. I often take the Internet for granted. Sometimes it takes a crisis where I use the …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 11th, 2011
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Week In Review: Tech.pinions on the Key News of the Week

This week news came out revealing a clearer picture of how Microsoft is profiting from Android. Many large handset manufacturers are not having to pay Microsoft technology licenses due to patents owned by Microsoft Android infringes upon. …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 9th, 2011