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HTC drops the third quarter and confesses his helplessness in Samsung

After the disappointing results of the third quarter of 2012, HTC’s leaders preferred to take the lead in showing that sales and earnings would “probably decrease” for the fourth quarter. During the past year, Taiwan has seen its sales fall by 48% compared to the third quarter of 2011. As for benefits, they collapsed by 79%.

This announcement demonstrates the inability to respond to the supremacy rampant Samsung. There are only two years, “HTC was the main competitor to Apple in the United States,” says the Wall Street Journal.

For years, the Taiwanese manufacturer has been the preferred partner of Apple’s competitors. In 2005, he teamed up with Microsoft to develop Windows Mobile. More recently, in 2010, he approached Google for which he designed the Nexus One.

Unlike HTC, Samsung and Apple are doing well. During the last quarter, they sold for over 80 million smartphones in the world about 179 million units sold all brands, according to IDC.

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The Newest Classroom Tool: Mobile Devices

The Newest Classroom Tool: Mobile Devices

Kids use and own mobile devices at increasingly early ages. The first impulse of schools was to ban the use of cell phones and similar devices, citing reasonable concerns that phone use would disrupt classes. Students and instructors are increasingly aware, however, that mobile devices and classroom desks are not mutually exclusive.

Student-Initiated Mobile Use

College students caught on to the educational uses of mobile devices long before anyone else. With a Smartphone or tablet, students can make an audio or video of instructor lectures to play back later. Phone cameras are used to take notes, share notes or record a few pages from a textbook. Students use mobile devices to email instructors, access research, and write papers. Students can also use mobile devices as ereaders, allowing them to access course material without having to carry around hefty textbooks.

Educational Apps and Mobile Devices

A U.S project called Project K-Nect shows how smartphones can enhance education and learning. Aimed at 9th grade algebra students, Project K-Nect allows teachers to send activities directly to the children’s phones that include digital simulations and real-world applications. The aim is to make abstract mathematical concepts more accessible using real-world experience, which encourages lesson retention.

An app for the iPad called Martha Speaks is a vocabulary-building game. According to a Rockman study, children aged three to seven increased their vocabulary 31 percent playing Martha Speaks. That’s an impressive improvement, made more important by the fact that children twelve and under learn faster than other age groups. When apps like Martha Speaks target young children, they reach students at their most receptive.

You can find apps for science, math, and language arts, including solar system maps, dictionaries, and glossaries. Instructors can deliver lectures through podcasts, allowing students to view the lecture on their own time. Podcasts and mobile devices also increase the reach of distance education, allowing instructors to interact with students in remote locations. Apple’s app store even includes a section devoted to special education, where teachers can download apps dealing with autism, emotional development, and simple sign language.


Opponents of mobile devices in the classroom argue that despite these advances, cell phones and other devices can distract individual students and disrupt class. Any college professor can attest that the current generation of students has no qualms about answering cell phones in class, and kids could use phones to text each other or play games. However, the educational benefits of mobile devices outweigh these concerns.

Children are growing up in an increasingly technology-rich world, where mobile devices are seen as the norm. They type and text faster than they write, and are going to use these devices regardless of school bans. Instead of working against mobile devices, it’s time education started working with them.

Guest Author Byline: CJ is a guest blogger who is passionate about the world of education, whether it’s the latest educational technology or the newest classroom desks.

MS Makes $5 For Every HTC Phone Sold

Last year, HTC and Microsoft have reached an agreement after the Redmond company has accused the Taiwanese manufacturer of violating its intellectual property with its Android smartphone. A report by Citigroup analyst just revealed the details of the agreement, which brings in more money than selling to Microsoft’s Windows licensing Phone 7.
Microsoft has repeatedly accused some manufacturers of smartphones Android violating its patents. To save themselves from lawsuits, the Redmond giant has proposed settlement agreements and has signed a financial partnership with the Taiwanese manufacturer HTC . An agreement with Walter Pritchard, an analyst at Citigroup, unveiled the details. It reveals that Microsoft touches $ 5 from each sale of smartphone manufactured by HTC Android, reports the site Business Mobile . Significant compensation that allows the Redmond company to earn more money with its Android phones only licenses its own operating system, Windows 7 Phone .
According to analyst firm estimates Asymco, this agreement would in effect permit Microsoft to reap some $ 150 million, income five times greater than those generated by Windows Phone 7. According to Citigroup, Microsoft did not intend to stop there way and will get royalties even higher from other manufacturers. The prize this time could indeed be between 7.50 and $ 12.50 per terminal Android. For Walter Pritchard, Android may be the subject of several complaints in the months to come. Or ” Google has obviously very little intellectual property to defend itself “against charges of patent infringement, he says.

Platform as Identity

Android and Windows 7 Will Lead in 2015

According to a study conducted by IDC on mobile operating systems, Android Phone and Windows 7 would be pretty far ahead iOS models, by 2015. It also gives accurate predictions of market shares of each of the actors in this platform that continues to grow.

Thus, analysis (predictions?) conducted by IDC include not only a market expected to double in 2011, with no less than 450 million smartphones sold this year, but also more precise figures on the next 4 years.

As a result, Android would have 45.4% market share in 2015, while Apple would reap 15.3% while Microsoft would make a nice breakthrough, with 20.9% market share.

Symbian just sink straight down, with a tiny 0.2% market share by four years. Normal, since Microsoft and its agreement with Nokia, is expected to change this.

In light of these figures, it is difficult to assume anything in the future on the market very volatile operating systems for smartphones. These evolving in advertisements and offers from manufacturers. See you in 2015 to assess the veracity (or not) of these predictions!

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