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$35 Raspberry Pi Linux PC delayed once again

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Development of the Raspberry Pi single-board Linux computer has been rocky thus far. After a high demand once pre-sales were made available, the $35 computer has been plagued with manufacturing hiccups and more recently, two of its U.K. retail partners have refused to distribute the device without proper CE marking — a certification that ensures the manufacturer has complied with European regulations. The Raspberry Pi team did not seek approval because it believed the single-board computer was not a “finished end product” and did not require the certification.  The company said that the first 2,000 boards arrived in the U.K. on Monday, however, and are in the process of getting CE marked “as soon as is humanly possible, in parallel with bringing the remainder of our initial batch into the country.” The Raspberry Pi Foundation did not clarify exactly when it expects the device to receive certification and become available.


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Walmart to begin selling new iPad at 12:01AM tomorrow

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Anxious Apple fans who weren’t quick enough to place a pre-order before Apple sold out of pre-sales iPad inventory may end up getting their hands on the company’s highly anticipated new tablet well before their fellow buyers. Walmart on Thursday announced that while Apple Stores won’t open until 8:00 a.m. local time to hawk what little launch-day inventory they manage to obtain, Walmart stores across the country will begin selling new iPads eight hours earlier at 12:01 a.m. Stock is likely to be extremely limited if history has taught us anything, but heading over to your local Walmart at midnight is definitely better than the alternative. In an email to BGR, Walmart only mentioned having stock of Apple’s Wi-Fi-only iPad models, which start at $499. A Walmart spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for clarification.

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Apple sells out of launch-day iPads

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Apple began running out of pre-order iPad inventory less than 24 hours after pre-sales first began. Now, it looks like all of Apple’s initial iPad stock has been depleted. The company’s online store currently shows an estimated ship date of March 19th for every available iPad model, including the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB Wi-Fi models and each of the three iPad Wi-Fi + 4G versions for AT&T and Verizon Wireless. Apple unveiled the new iPad this past Wednesday at a press conference in San Francisco. The latest version of the wildly popular tablet features a Retina Display, a dual-core Apple A5X processor, an improved 5-megapixel camera and a slightly redesigned case. Early pre-orders will become available on Friday, March 16th.


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Amazon ups Kindle Fire orders on strong demand

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Amazon has reportedly increased Kindle Fire orders with its manufacturing partners following stronger than expected demand for its premier tablet. DigiTimes reports that more than 5 million units are now on order in 2011 as pre-orders for the $199 tablet remain strong; the online retailer took nearly 100,000 pre-orders on the first day of pre-sales availability alone. Amazon had already increased its orders last quarter according to the site’s anonymous industry sources, from 3.5 million to 4 million units. The Kindle Fire will launch on November 15th featuring a 7-inch display, a soft-touch case and deep integration with numerous Amazon services, granting users access to streaming music, streaming movies and of course, a huge library of eBooks.


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Pre-sales of ‘disappointing’ iPhone 4S fail to disappoint

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Despite assorted cries of disappointment following Apple’s iPhone 4S unveiling last Tuesday, pre-sales of the company’s latest smartphone have seemingly been nothing short of impressive. But this is hardly a surprise. AT&T sold more than 200,000 iPhone 4S handsets during the first 12 hours of pre-order availability, making this the carrier’s most successful AT&T iPhone launch to date according to a company spokesperson. No other carriers have revealed pre-order figures thus far, but Apple took in a total of 600,000 iPhone 4 pre-orders across all carriers and distribution channels last year on the first day of pre-sales availability. That figure was a record for Apple at the time. Read on for more.

As of Friday evening, less than one day after the iPhone 4S became available for pre-order, delivery estimates from Apple’s online store slipped from October 14th to “1-2 weeks,” indicating inventory from Apple’s first round of iPhone shipments has already been depleted. Apple’s new iPhone 4S features the same glass and metal build as its predecessor, but it includes an upgraded 8-megapixel camera and a dual-core A5 processor as well as Apple’s new voice-driven personal assistant software, Siri.

Despite preliminary complaints from an apparent minority, analysts still have high expectations for Apple’s latest smartphone and the iPhones 3GS and 4, which both saw price drops as Apple’s new iPhone model was unveiled. Wedge Partners’ Brian Blair, who modeled for an incremental iPhone refresh amid rumors of a redesigned iPhone 5, estimates that Apple shipped between 24 million and 25 million iPhones in the September quarter. The analyst sees that figure growing to 27 million units in Apple’s December quarter.

Apple announced earlier this year that it sold 20.34 million iPhones into sales channels in the June quarter, making it the world’s No. 1 smartphone vendor by volume in the second calendar quarter this year.

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Leak suggests Amazon Kindle Fire may surpass iPad pre-sales

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet is sure to be a hit according to purported internal figures leaked by CultofAndroid. A screenshot of Amazon’s availability look-up and SKU aggregator (ALASKA) reveals that there were already more than 254,000 pre-orders for the tablet at the time of the leak. To achieve that pre-order figure, Amazon must have averaged 50,000 unit orders per day, or more than 2,000 units ordered each hour. For comparison, Apple sold 300,000 iPad tablets on its first day of availability, which also included pre-orders and sales to partners and retail channels. CultofAndroid said Amazon has also received more than 20,000 pre-orders for its Kindle Touch and more than 12,000 pre-orders for the Kindle Touch 3G. While at least one analyst has argued Amazon’s Kindle Fire will “hardly be an iPad killer,” it appears Amazon’s strategy to price the device far below the iPad will help it compete quite well. Hit the break for a larger image.


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iPhone 5 manufacturing kicks off without iOS 5, report claims

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Apple’s manufacturing partners have reportedly begun assembling the iPhone 5 according to a new report from Macotakara, which has a mixed track record. The report follows news from this morning that German Apple carrier partner Deutsche Telekom has already begun pre-sales of the next-generation Apple smartphone. Foxconn, which will supposedly handle roughly 85% of iPhone 5 production, and Pegatron, which has picked up a contract for the remaining 15%, are said to have ramped up assembly ahead of Apple’s official announcement of the device, which is expected as soon as next week. Citing information from an anonymous source, the report also notes that finished devices are not yet being packaged, as the release build of iOS 5 has not yet been finalized.


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Wirefly offering DROID Incredible 2 pre-sales tomorrow, ships April 28th [video]

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Can’t wait to order yourself the unannounced HTC DROID Incredible 2? The wait may be over. Wirefly is boasting that it will begin offering pre-orders of the updated device at 3:00 a.m. EST tomorrow morning with orders shipping on April 28th. As if that were not enough, the company has also posted an eight-minute “unboxing video” where it showcases the Incredible 2 and its unofficial packaging along with a quick overview of the software. The video is after the break. Have a look, set your alarm clock, and enjoy.


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Motorola ATRIX 4G may launch on February 22nd

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

BGR has been informed by a source claiming knowledge of AT&T’s launch plans that the highly anticipated Motorola ATRIX 4G may become available sooner than expected. AT&T announced earlier this month that the ARTIX 4G would launch on “March 6th or earlier” at $199.99, with pre-sales starting on February 13th. It now looks as though the device is ready ahead of schedule, and it will become available next week on February 22nd. AT&T’s ATRIX features a dual-core 1GHz processor, a 4-inch qHD touchscreen display, 1GB of RAM and the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system. We reviewed the Motorola ATRIX 4G earlier this month and found it to be “a very impressive product that brings an impressive set of accessories and peripherals to market that extend the smartphone into something much, much more.”

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RBC: Verizon to sell over 1 million iPhones in first week, 3-4 million in Q1

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

In a note to investors on Tuesday, RBC Capital Markets General Manager Mike Abramsky issued the firm’s estimates for sales of Verizon Wireless’ iPhone 4 during its first week and first quarter of availability. Best on the firm’s pre-order estimates, RBC believes that first-week sales of Verizon’s iPhone 4, which goes on sale tomorrow, will surpass 1 million units. Channel inventory at launch is estimated to be between 1 and 1.5 million units, and Abramsky thinks the entire inventory may be depleted during the phone’s first week of availability. RBC also projects that between 3 and 4 million Verizon iPhone 4 units will be sold during the first quarter of 2011. Finally, RBC notes that its previous estimates of between 9 and 10 million Verizon iPhones being sold during the 2011 calendar year may be conservative. Verizon Wireless took pre-orders from existing subscribers on February 3rd and stated that the highly anticipated smartphone broke its previous first-day sales record in less than two hours. Pre-sales were available for a total of 17 hours and analyst estimates for total pre-sales on February 3rd are as high as 500,000 units.

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J.P. Morgan: Verizon iPhone 4 pre-sales surpassed 500,000

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Using a bit of guesswork, J.P. Morgan analyst Phil Cusick calculates that Verizon Wireless’ pre-sales of the iPhone 4 may have topped 500,000 units. In a note to investors on Monday, Cusick cited information contained within an earlier press release from Verizon Wireless to take a somewhat educated stab at pre-order totals. According to Verizon, pre-sales of the iPhone 4 broke the carrier’s previous first-day sales record in just the first two hours of availability. Cusick states that the prior record for single-day handset sales was 100,000 units, set by the Motorola DROID last November. Using that information along with the knowledge that Verizon Wireless and Apple continued to take pre-orders for another 15 hours before pulling the pre-order pages from their respective websites, Cusick estimates that over a half-million orders were placed. Cusick believes that Verizon’s iPhone 4 will go on to beat the DROID’s opening day, opening weekend and opening week sales totals, and he estimates that first-quarter iPhone sales will easily top the DROID’s fourth-quarter performance of 1.6 million units, as well.


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Samsung Galaxy Tab and Huawei S7 pre-orders kick off at Best Buy Mobile

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Best Buy announced Monday that three upcoming Android tablets are now available for pre-order. Two versions of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Tab can be ordered for $599.99 each, and the Huawei Ideos Tablet S7 will cost $299.99 to reserve. None of the aforementioned pre-orders require a contract. Demand for these Android tablets is not expected to be excessive, however interested parties eager to ensure delivery on launch day will be happy to learn that pre-sales are now available. Each Samsung Galaxy Tab version features a 7-inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, dual cameras, 16GB of internal storage, a 1GHz processor and the Android 2.2 operating system. The Huawei S7 features a 7-inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi, dual cameras, microSD support and the Android 2.1 operating system. According to Best Buy’s website, pre-orders of all three tablet options will be delivered as early as November 7th.

[Via Best Buy]

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Dell shows off Android 2.1 running on the Streak, still planning to make it to Froyo

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Dell’s Kevin Andrew answered a few questions about the Streak in a new “vlog” on YouTube, and it’s a mixture of encouragement and confusion. On the good side, Kevin showed off Android 2.1 up and running on the phone / tablet / lady-killer. It looks just like 2.1, of course, but with Dell’s customizations still riding atop it. Oddly, while showing off 2.1, Kevin reassures us that Dell is still planning to go to Froyo (2.2), which is reiterated by the text below the video, with no clarification if 2.1 will actually be released as an intermediate measure. Either way we don’t have a timeline, which is pretty much the same tune we hear with every Android handset. In other news, Dell is planning to launch the cherry red version of the streak “shortly” after the international launch of the graphite model — which might be as soon as tomorrow (Dell’s site still says “late July,” but they just wrapped up a 24 hour pre-sale and said to check back tomorrow, possibly just for more pre-sales). Check out the video after the break.

[Thanks, James H.]

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Microsoft reports record revenues, $19.02 billion for quarter

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Microsoft Logo SmallThe Microsoft machine seems to be picking up some serious steam. Sparked by strong sales of its Windows 7 operating system, Microsoft announced very strong quarterly earnings yesterday — highlighted by revenues of $19.02 billion; a new company record.  Here are some other figures form the balance sheet:

  • Operating income $8.51 billion, up 43% year-over-year
  • Net income $6.66 billion, up 60% year-over-year
  • Diluted earnings per share $0.74, up 57% year-over-year
  • Revenue of $19.02 billion includes $1.71 billion in deferred revenue from Windows upgrade program and OEM pre-sales
  • Adjusted revenue $17.31 billion
  • Adjusted earnings per share $0.60

Microsoft also mentioned that they have sold over 60 million Windows 7 licenses since its launch on October 27th of 2009, making Windows 7 the fastest selling operating system to date.


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Microsoft reports $6.66b Q1 net profit, Windows 7 ‘fastest selling OS in history’

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Microsoft‘s gotta be pretty happy with its second quarter results, especially after two previous quarters of somewhat downtrodden reports. The company’s posting a record $19.02 billion in revenue, a 14 percent increase year-over-year. Net income / profit was $6.66 billion. Buoyed by all that is $1.71 billion in deferred revenue for Windows 7 pre-sales, which in laymen’s terms means money the company made before the fiscal quarter began but couldn’t then claim it because the product (Windows 7) hadn’t yet been delivered to the consumer. Speaking of the platform, Microsoft is claiming to now have “the fastest selling operating system in history” with 60 million licenses sold. A much better way for the gang in Redmond to the start the year, so now let’s see how the rest of 2010 plays out.

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NPD: Windows 7 sales 234% higher than Vista’s first few days

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Looks like Windows 7 is off to a much stronger start than Windows Vista, with the NPD Group claiming the first few days of sales saw a 234% increase over Vista’s start. Part of that can be attributed to special deals and low-cost pre-sales — total revenue was only 82% higher — but it’s hard to deny people are stoked for Windows 7. Interestingly, the PC hardware growth was actually stronger for Vista than 7 (48% year over year compared to 68% year over year), but there are enough variables at play there to make sure Microsoft won’t lose sleep over it. In fact, 7′s biggest threat seems to be Microsoft’s other products, since Windows 7 PC sales were up against 20% of PC sales being comprised of Vista and XP computers, compared to the 6% of non-Vista PCs sold during that launch.

[Via Windows 7 Team Blog]

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