SLIDESHOW: BlackBerry's Next Phone, Apple's New Camera and More From the Second Week of July
BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) fans got a lovely tease this week when the first image of the A10 leaked online.
While the device has not been confirmed by BlackBerry, many are convinced that it is the real deal.
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) fans got a similar tease when evidence of the so-called "mogul" slow-motion camera began to leak.
The intriguing news did not stop there. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) is now expected to sell as many as eight million second-generation Nexus 7 units this year. With that device alone, Google could become the industry's number-two player.
This, of course, is just the beginning. The past week was filled with many tech stories that investors won't want to miss.
Louis Bedigian is the Senior Tech Analyst and Features Writer of Benzinga. You can reach him at 248-636-1322 or louis(at)benzingapro(dot)com. Follow him @LouisBedigianBZ
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BlackBerry's Next Smartphone Made an Appearance
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Google Received Good Nexus 7 Sales News
Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) may be in for some massive Nexus 7 sales this year.
The second-generation model is expected to sell eight million units.
This should allow the device to oust the Kindle Fire 3 and other seven-inch tablets from the number-two spot in the market.
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is expected to maintain its position as the industry leader.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
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Apple Begged for a Delay
The Cupertino, California-based tech giant was forced to swallow its pride this week.
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) asked the ITC to delay the ban of several old products until a court reviews its appeal.
The iPhone maker said that the ban could sweep away an entire segment of products.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
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Barnes & Noble Became the Cheapest Tablet Maker
Just when Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) starts to get things right, the retailer decides to exit the tablet industry.
Actually, the bookseller announced that it would stop making its own tablets earlier this summer.
By lowering the price of the existing Nook models, however, the company stands to sell a ton of units.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
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Google Might Spend Half a Billion Promoting Moto X
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BlackBerry Continued to Struggle
The A10 may be a great phone, but it is still a couple months away from release.
In the meantime, consumers do not seem to be overly interested in the BlackBerry 10 (NASDAQ: BBRY) handsets that are currently available.
"It's hard because the entire market has a real saturation problem," James Faucette, Senior Research Analyst of Mobile and Payments Technologies at Pacific Crest, told Benzinga. "If you look at Samsung (OTC: SSNLF) -- Samsung put out disappointing results. HTC put out disappointing results.
"We don't know what Nokia (NYSE: NOK) did in the second quarter yet but their first quarter was disappointing."
BlackBerry is "basically trying to gain traction in a market that's very well saturated at this time," said Faucette.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
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Microsoft Announced its Restructuring Plans
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced its plans to reorganize the company this week.
They included a letter from CEO Steve Ballmer, who promised that the company would rally "behind a single strategy as one company -- not a collection of divisional strategies," as opposed to a "collection of divisional strategies."Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
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Two Major Firms walked Away From Hulu…
According to The New York Times, the three companies have agreed to invest $750 million in Hulu to improve the site and transform it into a stronger competitor.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
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Windows Phone Soared in Russia
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is one of the top smartphone manufacturers throughout most of the world.
One of them is Russia.
Russia's largest carrier was able to successfully drop the iPhone because of the increase in Windows Phone popularity.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
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Promising iPhone 5S Feature Hit the Rumor Mill
It has not been confirmed, but Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is rumored to be developing a brand-new camera feature for the iPhone 5S.
The feature, which is currently known as "mogul," will reportedly allow users to record video at 120 frames per second.
This promising feature could allow users to record slow-motion video clips.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
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