Monday, December 13, 2010

Afternoon brief: Tablets - everyone has an opinion, even the Tehran Times; Amazon brags about its Kindle sales

There is no shortage of opinions about new phones, tablets and the like -- one reason why TNM avoids reviews of hardware. So, should it come as a surprise to see this headline: HTML5 on Android Samsung Galaxy Tab “disappointing” vs Apple iPad.

The source: the Tehran Times.

Amazon is bragging up its Kindle sales again -- again without actually quoting any real numbers.
Writing on their own forums, the Amazon Kindle teams writes that "in just the first 73 days of this holiday quarter, we've already sold millions of our all-new Kindles with the latest E Ink Pearl display. In fact, in the last 73 days, readers have purchased more Kindles than we sold during all of 2009."

No word, of course, on exactly what their sales were for 2009.

MacDailyNews wrote this morning that they have a source that says that Verizon will unveil a LTE capable version of the iPhone after Christmas. The new iPhone will work on Verizon's new, but barely launched, 4G network. It will also have a multi-band chip that will make it backward compatible with its regular CDMA network.

That is the extent of the MacDailyNews rumor. But let me add that there were so many typos in this report that it is altogether possible that the janitor wrote the post.