Faster Forward: Gadgets


Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Cisco to fold Flip video-camera business

Roll the closing credits for Cisco’s Flip line of handheld video cameras: The networking firm will stop making those gadgets now that they’re succumbing to competition from smartphones.

By Rob Pegoraro  |  11:04 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, Gadgets

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Motorola’s Xoom tablet is no iPad — much less an iPad 2

Apple’s iPad 2 arrives in stores tomorrow. Which means that Motorola’s Xoom tablet already faced tough odds when it made its own retail debut late last month. But after spending a week and change with this thing, I see a bigger problem: It has trouble holding its own against the current iPad.

By Rob Pegoraro  |  02:16 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Faster Forward, Tablets, Faster Forward, Gadgets

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Apple slashes original iPad price by $100

Apple, which announced the second-generation of its iPad tablet today has slashed the price of its predecessor, undoubedly hoping to clear out stock.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:45 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Apple, Gadgets, Mobile

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Report: Suppliers say Apple to ship 6.5 million iPads in first quarter of 2011

A report from the Taiwanese tech news site Digitimes indicates that Apple is prepared to take orders for up to 6.5 million first- and second-generation iPads in the first quarter of 2011.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:19 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Apple, Gadgets, Tablets

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 03/02/2011

HP accuses RIM of ripping off WebOS for PlayBook

With the BlackBerry PlayBook reportedly set to launch on April 10, HP has raised concerns that the RIM tablet's operating system looks a little too much like HP's TouchPad.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:23 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  BlackBerry, Gadgets, RIM, Tablets

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Apple's iPad 2: the final rumor roundup

Speculation is half the fun of a new product launch, and there's been plenty of it in advance of Apple's big iPad 2 announcement today. Here's a roundup of latest rumors the morning of the announcement.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:32 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Apple, Gadgets, Tablets

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 03/01/2011

iPad 2: Will Steve Jobs take the stage?

All Things Digital reports that several sources have confirmed to her that Apple chief executive Steve Jobs is "definitely considering" an appearance at Apple's iPad 2 event tomorrow.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:03 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Apple, Gadgets, Mac

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Verizon will introduce tiered data plans this summer

In a speech to investors on Tuesday, Verizon chief financial officer Fran Shammo said that the company will introduce tiered data plans this summer.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:52 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Apple, Gadgets, Mobile, Shopping

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Apple COO adds fuel to the cheap iPhone rumor

In a meeting with Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi last week, Apple's Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook, dropped hints that Apple is planning a cheaper iPhone.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:01 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Apple, Gadgets, Mobile