Samsung Blames Microsoft For The Flat Memory Market
This is an interesting little snippet from a senior Samsung executive. The PC memory market is pretty flat at the moment and the blame is being put firmly on Microsoft’s shoulders. And there’s two ways of taking that assignation of blame: one that it’s entirely fair and the other that it’s really rather unfair. Addressing market research that indicates global PC shipments are on the decline, Dong-soo told reporters that the market segment has failed to see a boost from Windows 8 as it’s “no better than the previous Windows Vista platform.” Dong-soo even went on to link the poor attach rate for ultrabooks to Microsoft’s “less competitive Windows platform.” Unsurprisingly, this had led the Samsung exec to shift his division’s focus from the fabrication of “conventional” memory chips to the more profitable and booming mobile chip segment. Do note that this is all about memory chips.
MakerBot Unveils Desktop Scanner Prototype for Amateur 3-D Printing
MakerBot, the company which specializes in selling 3-D printing hardware to individuals and smaller companies, unveiled a small, desktop-sized 3-D scanner prototype at the South By Southwest conference on Friday. MakerBot founder Bre Pettis said the device uses a series of cameras and lasers to scan an object, and then creates a digital file that can be read and used to fabricate a 3-D printed object on one of MakerBot’s Replicator printers. The company aims to launch the product by the end of the year. Inexpensive 3-D scanning was also a major focus at Microsoft’s recent TechFest.
T-Mobile USA to start BlackBerry Z10 business sales March 11
NEW YORK (Reuters) – T-Mobile USA, the fourth biggest U.S. mobile service provider, said on Friday that it would start selling the highly anticipated and much delayed BlackBerry Z10 touchscreen smartphone to its business customers on March 11.
Facebook Phone Rumors Swirling With HTC Myst Specs
New details indicate HTC and AT&T are building second Facebook phone. [Read more]