An Android Mutiny? RIM loses its groove; Apple’s wireless gambit; tablet users search for a purpose and more

by David Needle

April 7 2012

Android fragmentation is growing (Image: VisionMobile)
Android fragmentation is growing (Image: VisionMobile)

Top Tablet Quotes of the Week:

“Apple has shown interest in wirelessly powering and charging its portable devices, allowing products like the iPhone and iPad to be powered up while sealed in packaging and on display at a retail store.”

-Neil Hughes (AppleInsider)

"I'm spending a lot of time with companies forking Android. Nobody wants to just be a manufacturer for Google. You see that with what Amazon has done, where they made it their own, and you also see a whole host of manufacturers taking Android down their own path."  (Ted Morgan, CEO of Skyhook Wireless)

-Christopher Mims (Technology Review)

“Similar to mobile, tablet users search for a purpose and are more likely to click through an ad. But unlike mobile, tablet users are not necessarily mobile and are more likely to engage with a site after clicking, displaying stronger engagement metrics and overall conversion behavior closer to desktop users.” 

-Benny Blum (Search Engine Land)

“RIM never initiated the cultural transformation it needed to compete with the likes of Apple, Google, and others who elevate the user experience above all else. With Thorsten Heins as the new CEO, RIM has yet another technical wonk at the helm.”

-Richard Levick (Fast Company)

“The idea is to gather the market around a point of gravity and that’s what the tablet market needs. If you look at what’s out there now, there’s one of everything for the different versions of Android and it’s a mess.” (analyst Jack Gold)

-David Needle (TabTimes)

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