Articles Roundup: November 22, 2010

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iPhone 4 trumps Android rivals in customer satisfaction

From InfoWorld: Apple's iPhone continues to dominate rival smartphones in customer satisfaction, a research firm said today.

A survey completed in early November of more than 1,200 U.S. consumers who had purchased a smartphone in the past six months found that Apple led all competitors in customer satisfaction, with 77 percent of iPhone owners saying they were "very satisfied" with their decision and device.

Wal-Mart Steps Into China's E-commerce Market

From PC World: Wal-Mart is testing the waters of China's e-commerce market by launching an online store for its Sam's Club warehouse chain in the country.

The online store is still in beta testing and is meant for Sam's Club members based in Shenzhen, a city of more than 8.9 million.

4G Turning Into 'Meaningless' Moniker

From PC World: The term 4G wireless literally refers to fourth-generation wireless technology, but apparently there's not much else that buyers can count on when it comes to the 4G label .

T-Mobile USA this month reignited the debate over the definition of a 4G network when it launched TV ads claiming that it operates "America's largest 4G network."

TiVo Premiere gets a very powerful iPad App

From CNET News.com: If you've got a TiVo Premiere or you're an iPad owner thinking about getting a TiVo, the TiVo Premiere App for iPad might be enough to get you to buy the one you don't have.

Jobs to launch iPad newspaper with Murdoch?

From CNET News.com: Will they both appear on stage, Steve Jobs in a suit, Rupert Murdoch in Levi's and a black turtleneck?

This magical image might, um, flash before your eyes when you hear that Apple is reportedly helping Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. launch a new--is there another word for newspaper these days?--news entity exclusively for the iPad.

Qualcomm Airs Coming Smartphone GPU That's as Powerful as PS3

From DailyTech: Imagine a dual-core-powered phone with enough graphics processing might to power a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. That's precisely what some of the smartphone industry's biggest hardware players are promising.

Intel Has Wrong Business Model for Mobile Devices - Co-Founder of ARM

From X-bit Labs: Microprocessors by Intel Corp. power over 80% of personal computers; chips based on micro-architecture developed by ARM are utilized in 95% of mobile phones. ARM claims that while Intel's business model works in the PC space, it will never work on the handset market. As a result, vendors of ARM-based chips will leave Intel behind in all the markets, according to a co-founder of ARM.

Intel's Sandy Bridge Will Not Skyrocket Sales of Microprocessors - Analyst

From X-bit Labs: Intel Corp. is extremely optimistic about its code-named Sandy Bridge central processing unit (CPU) and the company is eager to show that system builders are also very excited about the new chip, which brings a lot of tangible improvements compared to predecessors. However, an analyst believes that Intel is overestimating its Sandy Bridge product and there would be no uptick in sales of PCs because of the new chip launch.

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