Red Hat reveals its channel plans

May 6, 2011
Red Hat revenues pumped by partners
The Register
Timothy Prickett Morgan shares Red Hat’s channel plans.

“For many years, Red Hat has aspired to get a 60/40 split between channel and direct sales, a feat it accomplished in its fiscal 2011 year ended in February. Having reached the 60/40 split, But Alex Pinchev, president of global sales and field marketing, is not satisfied. ‘I think the number will go to 70 to 75 per cent very soon,’ he said, referring to the portion of Red Hat’s revenues coming from channel partners.”

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Apple’s iPhone market share grows 115% in 2011
The Loop
Jim Dalrymple reveals recent results regarding Apple’s iPhone shipment sales.

“A new report by market research firm IDC shows Apple’s iPhone had substantial growth in the first quarter of 2011. According to the report, Apple’s iPhone shipments went from 8.7 million in the first quarter of 2010 to 18.7 million in the first quarter of 2011. That brings Apple’s market share from 2.8 per cent in 2010 to 5.0 in 2011. That’s an increase of 114.9 per cent, the largest growth of any manufacturer, and puts it at No. 4 on the list of top five vendors. The list of vendors exclude OEM sales for all vendors, according to IDC.”

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Sony Ericsson announces new generation of Xperia Mini and Mini Pro smartphones
Engadget
Vlad Savov writes about new smartphones from Sony Ericsson.

“The new Xperia Mini will run Android Gingerbread (2.3) on a three-inch, multitouch, scratch-resistant display, which comes with Sony’s proprietary Bravia Engine with Reality Display. There’s a 1GHz processor inside, access to Android Market, and home screen customization with custom shortcuts available in the four corners of the screen. A 30 percent improvement in battery life is also touted, courtesy of a larger cell. The new Xperia Mini Pro also features a 1GHz processor and the same three-inch display and 1200mAh battery, but it adds a front-facing camera and that sliding QWERTY keyboard that made the original X10 Mini Pro such a favourite. The new model is coming at some point in the third quarter of this year.”

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