Tech Business Roundup: Google Partners With Samsung, Microsoft Impacts VMware
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is linking up with Samsung (SSNLF.PK) on a 10-inch Nexus tablet, according to the reliable Richard Shim at NPD. The tablet is reportedly rather expensive and will sport a higher-resolution display of 2500×1600, compared to the one in the new iPad with 2048×1536.
Shares of Research In Motion Limited (NASDAQ:RIMM) fall after Peter Misek at Jefferies forecasts that BlackBerry 10 won’t be ready until March, even though the firm promised only that the devices would become available at some point in the first quarter. Additionally, Misek reports that “checks point to a tough November quarter,” since channel partners are reducing their inventories, while he remains dubious that the company will find a buyer.
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OTR Global reports that Microsoft Corporation’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) new virtualization and management software products are cutting into VMware’s (NYSE:VMW) sales and the comment has sent shares of the latter tumbling on Tuesday. The problem for VMware is that the most recent version of Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization platform, recently introduced as a part of Windows Server 2012, has garnered favorable reviews, as did an update to Microsoft’s System Center management software.