The long awaited Apple’s new touchscreen tablet was finally unveiled by Steve Jobs on 27th Jan 2010 at a jam-packed theater in San Francisco and it is named iPad and not iSlate as was being speculated. Apple has this unique distinction of revolutionizing the industry into which they step into. iPod arrived in 2001 and it replaced the Walkman. iPhone showed up six years later to give a new dimension to touch screen mobile phones. With iPad, Apple does not intend to replace anything but instead complement the devices that already exist in the market which seems a risky strategy but Hey this is Apple who like to do things differently.
Software giant Microsoft will formally launch its much touted OS Windows 7 in 34 languages on October 22nd globally. This time it’s not going to be a global extravaganza but instead Microsoft has adopted a very different style of marketing the new OS as it attempts to reach out more personally to its customers and how are they going to do that?? Many smaller events have been planned not by Microsoft but by Windows users who will be hosting their Windows 7 host parties to spread the good word on the new OS.
Who will win the battle???
On July 7th, the day when Gmail was finally out of beta Google announced through its blog that they were working on a new project: Google CHROME OS which is just an extension of the Chrome browser that they released 9 months back and which they claim to be a success (30 million people use it).There has been a lot of buzz ever since Google launched the Chrome browser and many experts felt that Chrome was an experiment from Google and they had much bigger plans in the near future.Google has been working on this OS for many years now but made it officiall only a week back.
Its been close to 9 months since iPhone 2.0 release.On March 17 2009, Apple gave a group of journalists, analysts, and developers a preview of iPhone OS 3.0 Software and if Apple is to be believed the new OS will have more than 100 new features including copy and paste, peer-to-peer networking, push notification, and a whole lot more.(that’s quite an upgrade from 2.0)