ARM has spoken about the forthcoming wave of new ‘smartbook’ devices, and believes they will get a big push in 2010.
Speaking to Bob Morris, director of mobile computing for ARM, he told TechRadar that he was excited about the forthcoming devices and predicted big things for Google’s Chrome OS.
“[In smartbooks] we’re going to be seeing devices that are constantly updating, so you’ll be able to open them up and get your Twitter or Facebook updates instantly.
“There are multiple top tier OEMs, most of the big manufacturers in fact, that are moving into this [...]
Blame the recession if you wish, but sales of DVDs are down – and Blu-ray isn’t necessarily making up the shortfall.
Last November Screen Digest published its annual guide to the worldwide home video market and it made for slightly depressing reading. Rentals and sales of home video fell by 2.8 per cent in 2008 and Blu-ray didn’t make up the shortfall, accounting for just 2 per cent of global video shipments.
It wasn’t that optimistic about its prospects in 2009, either, prompting Screen Digest’s head of video, Helen Davis Jayalath to comment:
“Clearly the [...]