Forrester Research says economic downturn is over

April 9 , 2010
Forrester calls time on IT downturn
The Register
Timothy Prickett Morgan writes that according to Forrester research company, the recession is over and a recovery is currently underway.

“In a blog posting, Andrew Bartels, the vice-president and principal analyst at Forrester who is responsible for economic and IT spending modeling, didn’t just make an unofficial call on the end to the downturn, but he said more emphatically that the “tech recovery of 2010 is underway.”.”

New Cisco Flip imminent
Network World
Cisco Subnet writes about Cisco’s upcoming Flip Slide HD ultra-portable camcorder device.

“The gadget blogosphere is all a-flutter on what’s reported to be the first major redesign of the Flip camcorder since Cisco bought Pure Digital last year for $590 million. A tipster from consumer electronics retailer Best Buy let blog Engadget in on the secret. The new Flip Slide HD will apparently feature a second screen — an angled slide-out for viewing videos, much like a DVD player, according to blog Electronista. It will have 16GB of storage, good for about four hours of video, the blog reports.”

Report: Apple planning smaller iPad for Q1 2011
ZD Net
Andrew Nusca writes about a rumour that suggests Apple will bring out a smaller iPad solution next year.

“Apple has scheduled a smaller, five to seven-inch version of its iPad slate tablet computer for launch in the first quarter of 2011, according to a new report. According to Digitimes Research senior analyst Mingchi Kuo – whose accuracy we can’t vouch for, but whose namesake publication often prints Apple rumors before they become reality – ‘upstream component sources’ say a smaller-size Apple iPad will target consumers interested in media consumption (reading), rather than media creation (typing). According to the report, the ‘iPad mini\ (if I may) will be priced at ‘less than $400’ – that’s $399, most likely.”

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