Touch News Roundup: New Tablets Crowd Coming Months, While Ballmer Thinks BIG
There’s never a dull a moment in the touch industry, and today was a doozy. Check out all the highlights of today’s touch news right here.
Join The Party, It’s Already Crowd: Source Says New Nook Tablet Slated For Fall
A “reliable source” has apparently tipped off Engadget that a new Nook tablet is coming our way this the Fall. Previous reports stated that the device would include an “incredible display,” which will presumably make B&N’s new video store. (Endgadget)
Big-Talking Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Predicts 400M Windows 8 Devices By Next Year
Despite taking a beating from Apple in the last decade, Microsoft is still a powerhouse, and its CEO Steve Ballmer doesn’t want us to forget it. During the unveiling of Nokia’s new Lumia smartphones on Wednesday, he said he was confident that 400 million devices — phones, tablets, pcs — would be running some form Windows 8 in the next year. “I’ll bet you right now, the next app developer to hit it really big will do so on Windows,” he said. (AllThingsD)
Andriod May Own 52% of U.S. Smartphone Market, But Android Tablet Lag Far Behind
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt revealed today that Android Tablets make up just 70,000, or 5.38 percent, of the 1.3 million Android devices activated daily. By comparison, Apple just sold 17 million iPads in the last quarter, which Mashable’s Christina Warren worked out to be 2.5 times Android’s activation rate. Can the Nexus 7 shift the balance more toward Android? (Mashable)
MacRumors Indulges Your iPad Mini Fantasy With A High-Rez 3-D, Interactive Mockup.
MacRumors has put together a lovingly detailed, interactive mockup of what they consider an accurate picture of Apple’s slavishly-desired iPad Mini. Drooling yet? (MacRumors)