Friday, August 20, 2010

Mobile Trends, E-books, and the Web « The Xplanation

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Mobile Trends, E-books, and the Web « The Xplanation
Welcome to this morning’s Daily Research Update. Today’s themes are social networking, rethinking learning, and for-profits. If you want more context for this research, take a look at our Education and Technology Trends for 2010. You may also be interested in our Weekly Research Index, or you can follow our live, daily research on our Current News page.
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Let’s talk mobile for a bit, shall we? For starters, some are questioning the success of RIM’s latest BlackBerry — the Torch. “The WSJ cites analysts at RBC Capital Markets and Stifel Nicolaus, which both estimate that RIM sold about 150,000 of the device over the weekend. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs called the launch “underwhelming.” For comparison’s sake, the iPhone 4 sold 1.7 million devices in its opening weekend.”

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