Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bada could help Samsung gain 5% of market share by 2010-11

Samsung’s newly introduced software platform the OS, Bada, which is expected to be unveiled on 8-Dec in London is expected to be used in most of its low end feature phone. It is expected that close to 50% of these feature phones will be running Bada within 12-18 months.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Motorola: 1.8 million Droids and 2.25 million Android in Q4-09

While the Droid is not yet the iPhone killer many had hoped for, its success has been far greater than what Motorola would have hoped. There are quite clear indications that the Droid will exceed the earlier conservative forecast of one million phones by 80%.

Competition in the Cloud: Oracle working on a cloud platform

Since Sep-2008 Oracle has had a partnership Amazon where customers can license Oracle's Database, Fusion Middleware and the Enterprise Manager on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). While this is the first partnership, more can be expected in the future.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

New Bing Maps a good start but a long distance away from Google Maps

While the new Bing Maps has gone live it still lags Google Maps and needs to do a lot before it catches up with the Google Maps.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

BlackBerry : Consumers and not the Enterprise will support it in its battle against the iPhone

It has been subtle but a significant change none the less that BlackBerry in India has been airing ads on the radio targeting college students, telling them how it could help them take on the questions from their teachers, while sharing pictures of their pets and staying connected via Facebook and chat. The same theme is also driven in the point of sale (POS) material promoting the BlackBerry brand in general and the Curve 8520 in specific.

SAP's Plan: Overtake salesforce.com by 2012

As per the analyst report published by Santander, the key takeaways from  an SAP roadshow in Iberia was that Cloud computing was the "next big thing" for SAP. Finally we have someone other than salesforce.com in the legacy enterprise apps space who is a convert to cloud computing. SAP, better late than never.