Quoted – Icahn Scoops Up Apple Stock Post Product Launch Plummet

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Another short-term shock to Apple’s share price has been its inability to hammer out a deal for wider distribution of the iPhone in China.

“The No. 1 disappointment was there was no China Mobile deal, although I think that deal is coming,” business professor Scott Testa told MacNewsWorld.

The longer it takes for that deal to come, however, the more Apple’s share price may suffer.

5c No Cannibal

Wall Street was also disappointed with the price point for Apple’s developing world phone, the 5c, Testa noted. “It feels the handset business is a commoditized area that Apple should be super aggressive in and go after the low-end Android phones.”

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Quoted – Motorola breakup expected, but when? – Medill Reports

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Motorola breakup expected, but when?

Analysts agree Motorola Inc. still needs to shed its iconic but unprofitable handset phone division, but whether the company will become leaner this year is uncertain.

“When you have such a small market share you need to have something unbelievably hot,” said Scott Testa, a professor at Cabrini College in Philadelphia and an expert on the wireless industry. “A lot of other manufacturers are coming out with Android phones. That’s not going to take them to the Promised Land.”

http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=154119

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Quoted – Linuxinsider – Dell building Android Powered Internet Device

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Quoted – Linuxinsider – Dell building Android Powered Internet Device

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In pursuing this path, Dell may be looking for another way to differentiate itself in the netbook market — though a pocket-sized Internet device is not a netbook, noted Scott Testa, a marketing Grow Your Business-Fast! Sign up for a FREE trial of Infusionsoft and double your sales in 12 months. consultant and professor of marketing at St. Joseph’s University.

Still, using Android and the ARM architecture could give product makers such as Dell a lower-cost product. At a time when PC devices and smartphones are converging, a return to the PDA mentality could offer Dell some possibilities, he said.

“There is no license fee and no Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) More about Microsoft tax to pay for the operating system. I can see an opening for them,” Testa told LinuxInsider.

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Quoted – Android a threat to Windows

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Looming competition from Android will go far to keep prices in line, predicted Scott Testa, marketing professor at St. Joseph’s University.

“Android is getting a lot of buzz in the netbook market — Microsoft sees it as a threat,” he told TechNewsWorld.

Also, Microsoft got a lot of backlash when it first unveiled its watered down version of Windows 7, noted Testa, and it may be leery of antagonizing any user base.

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Quoted – ECommerce Times – RIM hitting the Enterprise

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Quoted – ECommerce Times – RIM hitting the Enterprise – http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/66977.html?wlc=1241473747

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