Apple’s COO reveals his career plans

October 1, 2010
Smartphone buyers want Apple, Android
Register Hardware
Tony Smith writes about what users are asking for in the smartphone market.

“The iPhone’s appeal may be settling down – at least in the US – and it’s almost entirely due to the rise of Android, according to a survey conducted by market watcher ChangeWave. In September, it asked 4000 consumers about their smartphone purchase plans. Of those who intend to buy such a gadget in the next three months, 38 per cent said they’d pick the iPhone while almost as many – 37 per cent – said they’d opt for an Android device.”

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A desktop orange: Acer expands Predator gaming lineup with two new PCs
ZD Net
Sean Portnoy shares details about two new gaming PCs from Acer.

“The Predator series has staked out the midrange space in the gaming PC market, with the new AG7750-U3222 at the tip-top edge of that range with a $1,999.99 price tag and the AG5900-U3092 being more affordable at $1,399.99. The U3222 comes with an Intel Core i7-930 quad-core processor, 12GB of RAM, and a liquid-cooling system. The new(ish) Nvidia GeForce GTX470 is the graphics card of choice, and you can make use of its 3D Vision technology if you purchase a 3D monitor as well.”

Apple COO Tim Cook: No Plans to Become HP CEO
The VAR Guy
The VAR Guy shares Tim Cook, Apple’s chief operating officer’s career plans.

“First, the CEO chatter. Apple COO Tim Cook has been mentioned multiple times as a possible successor to former HP CEO Mark Hurd, who was ousted in August 2010. But on September 28, Cook allegedly told a Wall Street analyst that he had no plans to join Apple, according to Barron’s.”

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