Tablets to outsell netbooks by 2012: Forrester Research

June 18, 2010
Tablets to outsell netbooks by 2012, report says
ZD Net
Andrew Nusca writes that according to a research report from Forrester, tablets will outsell netbooks within the next two years.

“Tablets will begin to outsell netbooks in 2012, and by 2014, more consumers will use tablets than use netbooks, according to a new report. According to a Forrester Research report released on Thursday, tablets are predicted to constitute 23 per cent of PC unit sales in 2015. ‘Tablet growth will come at the expense of netbooks, which have a similar grab-and-go media consumption and Web browsing use case as tablets but don’t synchronize data across services like the iPad does,’ analyst Sarah Rotman Epps said in a statement.”

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Apple selling unlocked iPhones in the UK, France, and Canada
Ars Technica
Iljitsch van Beijnum writes that Apple will offer unlocked iPhones in Canada.

“If you buy an iPhone 4 or 3GS from Apple in the US or another country where the iPhone is only available on a single mobile network, that iPhone will only work with the carrier in question. But if you buy one directly from Apple in France, Canada, or the UK (at unsubsidized prices), it will work with any compatible network worldwide. If you buy an iPhone from Apple in … Canada, you can use it with compatible mobile networks anywhere in the world. This makes it possible to change mobile operators within the country or use a local one while traveling, avoiding hefty international roaming charges.”

5 Ways Google Can Up Its Game Against Office 2010
ReadWrite Enterprise
Klint Finley writes why Microsoft Office Web Apps won’t “kill” Google Docs.

“According to Forrester, only four per cent of U.S. online consumers use Google Docs. ‘In terms of usage and penetration, Google Docs remains a failure,’ wrote JP Gownder for Forrester. Office Web Apps won’t kill Google Docs; Google Docs was never really alive to begin with.”

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