Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Around the Web - Smartphone shipments, obsolete hardware, HTC Wildfire 2 and Nokia call to arms

Smartphone shipment exceeded personal computers for the first time in the fourth quarter of 2010. PCMag reports that vendors shipped 100.9 million smartphones during the fourth quarter, according to Monday data, while IDC logged 92.1 million PC shipments during the same time period, according to IDC numbers from January. The PC sales numbers do not include tablets. warns buyers about some vendors selling obsolete hardware at high prices, waiting for some unsuspecting and uninformed buyer. 

Engadget reports that HTC Wildfire 2 "leaked" in an official promotional video:

Engadget reports on a memo released by Nokia CEO Stephen Elop to Nokia employees:

Nokia, our platform is burning.

We are working on a path forward -- a path to rebuild our market leadership. When we share the new strategy on February 11, it will be a huge effort to transform our company. But, I believe that together, we can face the challenges ahead of us. Together, we can choose to define our future.

You can read the rest of it here.

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