“XP users will have to go through the process of learning a new version of Windows. Vista introduced a lot of change, putting the learning curve and productivity at issue. Windows XP users will still have to deal with a number of changes, re-learning where things are, and learning new features.”
Apple to push Nokia into smartphone second place
Tony Smith writes why UK-based Generator Research (GR) thinks that Apple could bump Nokia off of the world’s smartphone-maker top spot in the next four years.
“By 2013, it (GR) forecast, Apple’s iPhone line – by then expanded with a range of models – could have won a global marketshare of around 40 per cent. That’s what Nokia currently enjoys. But the Finnish giant’s share could halve by 2013, according to GR’s analysis. Apple will sell 77 million smartphones in 2013. Nokia’s share would suggest it’ll sell just 38.5 million of them, if GR’s prediction proves correct.”
Forrester: 33% of consumers interested in Netbooks as second PC
Andrew Nusca reveals some Forrester Research data that states over a third of consumers are interested in purchasing netbooks as a second or third PC.
“Writes Forrester analyst J.P. Gownder, “netbooks are therefore more than just cheap alternatives that can hurt sales of traditional PCs – rather, they serve a distinct purpose. In fact, netbooks represent a third form factor in the consumer PC space, in addition to laptops and desktops.’”