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Old 02-10-2010, 04:02 AM
John Navas
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Default NEWS: Broadcom Adds Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi Direct to Android

Broadcom increased its bet on the Android mobile operating system on
Tuesday, announcing additional capabilities for its software stack and a
new chip for navigation in Android-based devices.

The company added support for Bluetooth 3.0 and for the Wi-Fi Direct
specification to its software stacks for Android devices. By using some
Wi-Fi technology, Bluetooth 3.0 increases the maximum throughput of the
personal-area networking standard to more than 20M bps (bits per second)
from roughly 2.1M bps. Wi-Fi Direct allows wireless LAN client devices,
such as smartphones and PCs, to communicate directly without going
through an access point.

Analysts expect Android, the open-source mobile operating system
introduced by Google in 2008, to take a growing share of the mobile
device market. ...

MORE:
<http://www.pcworld.com/article/188983/broadcom_adds_bluetooth_30_wifi_direct_to_android. html>

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Old 02-10-2010, 04:04 AM
John Navas
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Default NEWS: Put Up Or Shut Up Time For Microsoft In Mobile

At next week's Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Microsoft is
expected to reveal its plan for resuscitating its ailing Windows Mobile
business. It's hard to look at this event, and next month's MIX10 show,
as anything other than crucial defining moments for the software giant
as it tries to revitalize what was once a healthy business.

But given Microsoft's lagging position, anything short of a major
overhaul to the status quo will likely be perceived as inadequate.
According to the latest figures from Comscore, Windows Mobile's
smartphone market share slipped from 19 percent in September to 18
percent in December. Meanwhile, RIM had 41.6 percent in December and
Apple had 25.3 percent.

MORE:
<http://www.crn.com/software/222700610;jsessionid=052SSYADVL5VNQE1GHPSKH4ATMY32 JVN>

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Old 02-10-2010, 07:28 AM
Larry
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Default Re: NEWS: Put Up Or Shut Up Time For Microsoft In Mobile

John Navas <spamfilter1@navasgroup.com> wrote in
news:50c4n5h9pue83rr3rd1fjobukti59m6iua@4ax.com:

> But given Microsoft's lagging position,


http://finance.yahoo.com/q/is?s=MSFT&annual

....as a corporation or as a country?

Net Income $US14,569,000,000

--
The poor *******s. I don't see how they stay in business!
They paid $5,252,000,000 in INCOME TAXES!

Larry

Microsoft Corp NET PROFIT was LARGER than the GDP of these countries in
2009......during the depression!

From Wikipedia.com. GDP is in $millions
105 Brunei 14,553
106 Uganda 14,529
107 Gabon 14,519
108 Jamaica 14,397
109 Senegal 13,350
110 Zambia 14,323
111 Honduras 14,126
112 Botswana 13,461
113 Albania 12,964
114 Georgia 12,870
115 Nepal 12,698
116 Afghanistan 12,061
117 Armenia 11,928
118 Democratic Republic of the Congo 11,589
119 Cambodia 11,182
120 Republic of the Congo 10,774
121 Mozambique 9,654
122 Madagascar 9,254
123 Macedonia 9,569
124 Mali 8,783
125 Mauritius 8,738
126 Namibia 8,456
127 Chad 8,390
128 Malta 8,338
129 Burkina Faso 8,103
130 Papua New Guinea 8,092
131 The Bahamas 7,463
132 Haiti 6,952
133 Benin 6,940
134 Nicaragua 6,350
135 Moldova 6,124
136 Niger 5,379
137 Laos 5,260
138 Mongolia 5,258

Microsoft's TAXES were MORE than the GDP of the countries below here!

139 Tajikistan 5,135
140 Kyrgyzstan 5,049
141 Montenegro 4,822
142 Guinea 4,542
143 Rwanda 4,459
144 Malawi 4,268
145 Barbados 3,682
146 Fiji 3,590
147 Mauritania 3,161
148 Togo 2,890
149 Swaziland 2,843
150 Suriname 2,415
151 Central African Republic 1,997
152 Sierra Leone 1,955
153 Cape Verde 1,723
154 Lesotho 1,620
155 Eritrea 1,476
156 Belize 1,381
157 Bhutan 1,368
158 Maldives 1,259
159 Antigua and Barbuda 1,256
160 Guyana 1,130
161 Burundi 1,097
162 Saint Lucia 1,025
163 Djibouti 982
164 Liberia 836
165 Seychelles 834
166 The Gambia 808
167 Grenada 639
168 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 601
169 Saint Kitts and Nevis 555
170 Vanuatu 573
171 Samoa 537
172 Comoros 532
173 East Timor 499
174 Solomon Islands 473
175 Guinea-Bissau 461
176 Dominica 364
177 Tonga 258
178 São Tomé and Príncipe 176
179 Kiribati 137

Bill Gates, personally, is worth about:
http://philip.greenspun.com/WealthClock
He and his bridge partner Warren are doing quite well, thank you...(c;]

I suppose the reason he hasn't bought Apple, for Melinda's birthday for
instance, is a matter of personal taste. He certainly can afford it!

His personal wealth exceeds the GDP of these countries:

65 Belarus 60,288
66 Sudan 57,911
67 Luxembourg 54,973
68 Syria 54,803
69 Slovenia 54,639
70 Oman 52,584
71 Ecuador 52,572
72 Bulgaria 51,989
73 Serbia 50,061
74 Lithuania 47,304
75 Azerbaijan 46,378
76 Dominican Republic 45,597
77 Tunisia 40,348
78 Sri Lanka 39,604
79 Guatemala 38,956
80 Latvia 34,054

Bill Gates' personal wealth is over DOUBLE the GDP of these countries
below:

81 Uruguay 32,262
82 Kenya 30,236
83 Costa Rica 29,828
84 Lebanon 28,939
85 Uzbekistan 27,918
86 Burma 27,182
87 Yemen 27,151
88 Ethiopia 25,658
89 Cyprus 24,943
90 Trinidad and Tobago 24,806
91 Cameroon 23,243
92 Côte d'Ivoire 23,508
93 Estonia 23,232
94 Panama 23,088
95 El Salvador 22,115
96 Bahrain 21,236
97 Tanzania 20,721
98 Jordan 20,030
99 Bosnia and Herzegovina 18,469
100 Equatorial Guinea 18,525
101 Iceland 17,549
102 Bolivia 17,413
103 Ghana 16,124
104 Paraguay 16,006
105 Brunei 14,553
106 Uganda 14,529
107 Gabon 14,519
108 Jamaica 14,397
109 Senegal 13,350
110 Zambia 14,323
111 Honduras 14,126
112 Botswana 13,461
113 Albania 12,964
114 Georgia 12,870
115 Nepal 12,698
116 Afghanistan 12,061
117 Armenia 11,928
118 Democratic Republic of the Congo 11,589
119 Cambodia 11,182
120 Republic of the Congo 10,774
121 Mozambique 9,654
122 Madagascar 9,254
123 Macedonia 9,569
124 Mali 8,783
125 Mauritius 8,738
126 Namibia 8,456
127 Chad 8,390
128 Malta 8,338
129 Burkina Faso 8,103
130 Papua New Guinea 8,092
131 The Bahamas 7,463
132 Haiti 6,952
133 Benin 6,940
134 Nicaragua 6,350
135 Moldova 6,124
136 Niger 5,379
137 Laos 5,260
138 Mongolia 5,258
139 Tajikistan 5,135
140 Kyrgyzstan 5,049
141 Montenegro 4,822
142 Guinea 4,542
143 Rwanda 4,459
144 Malawi 4,268
145 Barbados 3,682
146 Fiji 3,590
147 Mauritania 3,161
148 Togo 2,890
149 Swaziland 2,843
150 Suriname 2,415
151 Central African Republic 1,997
152 Sierra Leone 1,955
153 Cape Verde 1,723
154 Lesotho 1,620
155 Eritrea 1,476
156 Belize 1,381
157 Bhutan 1,368
158 Maldives 1,259
159 Antigua and Barbuda 1,256
160 Guyana 1,130
161 Burundi 1,097
162 Saint Lucia 1,025
163 Djibouti 982
164 Liberia 836
165 Seychelles 834
166 The Gambia 808
167 Grenada 639
168 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 601
169 Saint Kitts and Nevis 555
170 Vanuatu 573
171 Samoa 537
172 Comoros 532
173 East Timor 499
174 Solomon Islands 473
175 Guinea-Bissau 461
176 Dominica 364
177 Tonga 258
178 São Tomé and Príncipe 176
179 Kiribati 137

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Old 02-10-2010, 08:34 AM
Steve Fenwick
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Default Re: NEWS: Put Up Or Shut Up Time For Microsoft In Mobile

In article <Xns9D1B19248FC90noonehomecom@74.209.131.13>,
Larry <noone@home.com> wrote:

> John Navas <spamfilter1@navasgroup.com> wrote in
> news:50c4n5h9pue83rr3rd1fjobukti59m6iua@4ax.com:
>
> > But given Microsoft's lagging position,

>
> http://finance.yahoo.com/q/is?s=MSFT&annual
>
> ...as a corporation or as a country?
>
> Net Income $US14,569,000,000
>
> --
> The poor *******s. I don't see how they stay in business!
> They paid $5,252,000,000 in INCOME TAXES!
>
> Larry
>
> Microsoft Corp NET PROFIT was LARGER than the GDP of these countries in
> 2009......during the depression!
>
> From Wikipedia.com. GDP is in $millions
> 124 Mali 8,783
> 125 Mauritius 8,738
> 126 Namibia 8,456
> 127 Chad 8,390
> 128 Malta 8,338


AAPL: 8,235

> 129 Burkina Faso 8,103
> 130 Papua New Guinea 8,092
> 131 The Bahamas 7,463
> 132 Haiti 6,952
> 133 Benin 6,940
> 134 Nicaragua 6,350
> 135 Moldova 6,124
> 136 Niger 5,379
> 137 Laos 5,260
> 138 Mongolia 5,258


>
> Bill Gates, personally, is worth about:
> http://philip.greenspun.com/WealthClock
> He and his bridge partner Warren are doing quite well, thank you...(c;]
>
> I suppose the reason he hasn't bought Apple, for Melinda's birthday for
> instance, is a matter of personal taste. He certainly can afford it!


He'd need a big mortgage. Apple's market cap was $177.9 billion as of
yesterday. (Microsoft: $245.66 billion).

Steve

--
steve <at> w0x0f <dot> com
"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of
arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to
skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, chip shot in the other, body thoroughly
used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"

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Old 02-10-2010, 11:37 AM
Bob
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Default Re: NEWS: Broadcom Adds Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi Direct to Android

On 10/02/2010 04:02, John Navas wrote:

> Analysts expect Android, the open-source mobile operating system
> introduced by Google in 2008, to take a growing share of the mobile
> device market. ...


I wonder what effect the removal of the Android Kernel code from the
Linux Kernel will have on that guestimate.
<http://www.kroah.com/log/linux/android-kernel-problems.html>
They also may have to revise the guestimate since Symbian is now open
source.
<http://www.symbian.org/news-and-media/2010/02/04/symbian-completes-biggest-open-source-migration-project-ever>


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Old 02-10-2010, 06:40 PM
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Default NEWS: Sprint 4Q Loss Narrows,Pre-Paid Growth Falls Short

Sprint Nextel Corp. posted a narrower fourth-quarter loss but faced
increasing competition for wireless customers who pay in advance for
service, as competitors cut their prices during the holidays.

The Overland Park, Kan., wireless carrier, however, showed some progress
in reducing the number of its more lucrative contract customers that
left in the period. A majority of the defections came from the Nextel
end, while the Sprint side added customers for the first time in a year
and a half.

"The company is showing slow and steady progress," said Philip Cuscik,
an analyst at Macquarie Securities.

However, Sprint's pre-paid business--which are generally cheaper plans
that don't offer long-term service contracts--has been the company's
primary growth engine, with Sprint going as far as acquiring Virgin
Mobile USA to broaden its reach of consumers. Over the past year, the
business, primarily driven by its Boost Mobile line, has made up for
staggering losses among post-paid customers, or those committed to
long-term contracts.

Sprint shares were off 7.9% to $3.36 as a result of the disappointing
pre-paid business and disappointing financial results.

The nation's third-largest wireless provider reported a loss of $980
million, or 34 cents a share, compared with a year-earlier loss of $1.62
billion, or 57 cents. Fourth-quarter results included a one-time charge
of nearly 11 cents a share from deferred taxes, while year-earlier
figures included a $1 billion write-down. Analysts, on average, had
projected a loss of 19 cents a share.

Revenue fell 6.7% to $7.87 billion, below the average estimate of $8.04
billion.

Boost Mobile saw tremendous success over the past year through its
unlimited $50-a-month plan., but it faced increasing pressure in the
fourth quarter as Tracfone Wireless, a unit of America Movil S.A.B. de
C.V. (AMX), expanded its less expensive Straight Talk service through
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT). The service is powered by Verizon Wireless,
a unit of Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) and Vodafone Group PLC (VOD).

At the same time, MetroPCS Communications Inc. (PCS) and Leap Wireless
International Inc. (LEAP) cut their prices in the fourth quarter, and
both are committed to maintaining the most affordable option.

"There's no question the industry is getting more competitive," Chief
Executive Dan Hesse said.

For the quarter, Sprint added 435,000 pre-paid customers and lost
504,000 post-paid subscribers.

MORE:
<http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20100210-714562.html?mod=WSJ_earnings_MIDDLETopHeadlines>

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Old 02-10-2010, 07:12 PM
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Default NEWS: Smartphone market share gainers and losers

<http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/features/article.php/3864096/Best-Smartphone-iPhone-Android>

Apple and Google may be on a seeming collision course, but when it comes
to the mobile market they are the two big winners. The losers? Most
everyone else.

comScore found that over a three-month period from September to December
2009, those two gained market share while Research in Motion, Palm and
Microsoft all lost ground. Considering it was a short period, only one
quarter, and that mobile phone customers are locked into hardware for
two years, even the smallest of changes is a noteworthy shift.

Google's Android more than doubled its market share, from 2.5 percent of
the smartphone market in September to 5.2 percent by December. As a
growing participant such a ramp is not too surprising but it is still a
good showing for a new player in a market full of established veterans.

Apple was the only other gainer, rising to 25.3 percent from 24.1
percent three months earlier. It remains in second place behind RIM,
which is still a dominant 41.6 percent of the smartphone market. RIM was
down one percentage point from 42.6 percent in September.

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) also dipped one percentage point, from 19
percent to 18 percent. The big loser is Palm, down from 8.3 percent to
6.1 percent in just three months, and that's with the highly-regarded
Pre and newer Pixi phones available

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Old 02-11-2010, 01:04 AM
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Default Re: NEWS: Put Up Or Shut Up Time For Microsoft In Mobile

"Larry" <noone@home.com> wrote:
> John Navas <spamfilter1@navasgroup.com> wrote:
>> But given Microsoft's lagging position,

>
> http://finance.yahoo.com/q/is?s=MSFT&annual
>
> ...as a corporation or as a country?
>
> Net Income $US14,569,000,000
>
> --
> The poor *******s. I don't see how they stay in business!
> They paid $5,252,000,000 in INCOME TAXES!


Counterpoint from a former Microsoft executive:

<http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/microsoft/2010996622_btmsftbranss08.html>

For fairness, a response from MS:

<http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2011011202_btmsftresponse08.html>


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Old 02-11-2010, 01:14 AM
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Default Re: Broadcom Adds Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi Direct to Android

"John Navas" <spamfilter1@navasgroup.com> wrote in message
news:1rb4n5ptcss63svnjqu6s57l0v5dr2j5ga@4ax.com...
> Broadcom increased its bet on the Android mobile operating system on
> Tuesday, announcing additional capabilities for its software stack and
> a
> new chip for navigation in Android-based devices.
>
> The company added support for Bluetooth 3.0 and for the Wi-Fi Direct
> specification to its software stacks for Android devices. By using
> some
> Wi-Fi technology, Bluetooth 3.0 increases the maximum throughput of
> the
> personal-area networking standard to more than 20M bps (bits per
> second)
> from roughly 2.1M bps. Wi-Fi Direct allows wireless LAN client
> devices,
> such as smartphones and PCs, to communicate directly without going
> through an access point.
>
> Analysts expect Android, the open-source mobile operating system
> introduced by Google in 2008, to take a growing share of the mobile
> device market. ...


I wonder when we see this in actual phones.


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Old 02-11-2010, 01:36 AM
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Default Re: Broadcom Adds Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi Direct to Android

Cameo wrote:
> "John Navas" <spamfilter1@navasgroup.com> wrote in message
> news:1rb4n5ptcss63svnjqu6s57l0v5dr2j5ga@4ax.com...
>> Broadcom increased its bet on the Android mobile operating system on
>> Tuesday, announcing additional capabilities for its software stack and a
>> new chip for navigation in Android-based devices.
>>
>> The company added support for Bluetooth 3.0 and for the Wi-Fi Direct
>> specification to its software stacks for Android devices. By using some
>> Wi-Fi technology, Bluetooth 3.0 increases the maximum throughput of the
>> personal-area networking standard to more than 20M bps (bits per second)
>> from roughly 2.1M bps. Wi-Fi Direct allows wireless LAN client devices,
>> such as smartphones and PCs, to communicate directly without going
>> through an access point.
>>
>> Analysts expect Android, the open-source mobile operating system
>> introduced by Google in 2008, to take a growing share of the mobile
>> device market. ...

>
> I wonder when we see this in actual phones.


I wonder if it will do anything I need! Or even want!

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