Feb 282013
 
Total iPhone and iPad Sales: 2007-2013

In the spirit of noblesse oblige, SI is providing two informative tables providing total unit sales and their dollar value for the iPhone and the iPad from their launch dates. The data has been collected off Apple’s quarterly and annual filings to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. iPhone Success Except the stones the caveman used to ward off dangers and to light a fire, never in human history has a consumer product been so successful in so short a time. Apple has launched six generations of iPhones since 2007 – iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S […]

Feb 282013
 

For fans of Korean films, the new action thriller The Berlin File is definitely not to be missed. Written and directed by the talented Ryu Seung-wan with a dynamite cast comprising of Ha Jung-woo, Han Suk-kyu, Ryu Seung-beom and Jeon Ji-hyun, Berlin File makes for an extremely riveting two-hours. A beautifully crafted, fast-paced, intense movie with a fiery, touching finale, Berlin File was more proof that my commitment to Korean films was not misplaced. A complex spy thriller set in, of course, Berlin, The Berlin File is packed with multiple layers of deceit, betrayal, corruption, espionage, duty and love beautifully […]

Feb 272013
 

Premature obituaries on Apple have been written so many times, both on the company itself and and its dazzling offerings like the iPhone, iPod, iPad, iMac and iTunes, that it’s now bordering on the tiresome to even scroll through them. Time and again, the naysayers have been caught on the wrong foot and left with a big gob of egg on their faces! Lemmings Return Now that Apple’s stock is down 37% since September, the lemmings are back again with their zany predictions and commentaries on “lack of innovations” (as if innovations grew off trees and could be plucked at […]

Nobody is Buying a Sony Xperia Tablet, Yet Company Launches New Model

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Feb 252013
 
Nobody is Buying a Sony Xperia Tablet, Yet Company Launches New Model

Does anybody give a damn for the Sony Xperia tablet? No. No. No. Look at the IDC tablet marketshare data – Hell, Sony is not even in the Top 5. The top tablet vendors are Apple (43.6% marketshare), Samsung (15.1%), Amazon (11.5%), Asus (5.8%) and Barnes & Noble (1.9%). Not a Contender As Marlon Brando would have said were he alive today, Sony is not even a contender in the tablet game! I haven’t seen a Sony tablet in Best Buy stores in a long time! Yet the schmucks at Sony are putting out a new model, the Xperia Z. […]

Feb 242013
 

  With nearly 200ml of Chivas Regal inside the system, SI is already floating high. 😉 As usual, I’m rooting for my inamorata Jennifer Lawrence (nominated for Best Actress) and Silver Linings Playbook (Jennifer’s picture). I see Queen Latifah with her big uns hanging and hogging half the screen! SI will keep updating this post as the night moves along. Stay Tuned, baby! I’m blogging from my Windows PC after a long time….so..puleeze forgive this sinner any typos!  Remind me to buy a Mac for the basement! Yes, the stars are seated, the Oscars are supposed to start soon but […]

Feb 242013
 
Whip Me, HP Screams with New Tablet

Some corporations are like some people – Utter weirdos in their insatiable masochistic appetite for pain. Not content with failing miserably in its earlier consumer tablet outing, HP today announced plans to ship a new Android tablet, the Slate 7. Based on Android OS 4.1 Jelly Bean software, the 7-inch Slate 7 costs $169 and is set to ship in May. Slate 7 – Will History Repeat Itself? I’ve taken a look at the specs and design of Slate 7 (see picture above) on HP’s web site and nothing I see leads me to believe the company’s second tablet outing […]