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Apple could rake in $38.2 billion for the quarter

Apple could have a quarterly revenue of $38.2 billion, which will surpass Wall Street’s prediction of $37.9 million, claims Wells Fargo Securities analyst Maynard Um.


One billion smartphones? Well, yes, it's coming (of course)

In other breathlessly breaking news, Facebook will top two billion users, probably two years from now. Google’s website index will reach a trillion webpages, about two decades from now. And the sun will likely go nova, if we’re still here in a few billion years.

Reminder: the real smartphone war is against dumbphones

Will Android kill the iPhone? Or is it the other way around? It’s tempting to stick with the market share battle mindset when it comes to smartphones, but as Asymco’s Horace Dediu points out, the real question may be, who can tempt away users of dumbphones, or traditional cellphones?

The office desk phone is dead!

Hardwired office desk top phones, some costing several hundred dollars a piece, and a very lucrative business for the likes of Cisco, Avaya and others, are on their last legs.

Amazon may have other devices in mind beyond Kindle

Amazon’s Kindle e-reader likely won’t be the last device to come out of the online retailer, according to sources familiar with its plans who spoke to the New York Times Bits blog.

As HP squares off with Android and Apple, Phil McKinney to keynote at MobileBeat

We’re pleased to announce that Phil McKinney, VP and CTO of Hewlett-Packard’s Personal Systems Group, will be keynoting at MobileBeat 2010, a conference held by VentureBeat on July 12 to 13 in San Francisco. As the man in charge of HP’s product lines, McKinney stands smack in the middle of a major power shift in the mobile industry.