Posts Tagged ‘iphone’

Will Businesses Want Apple’s iPad?

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Business Week has an article today discussing business demand for Apple’s iPad.

“More than half of mobile-phone users surveyed recently by Zogby International said they would use a tablet device such as the iPad for working outside the office, according to mobile software maker Sybase (SY), which commissioned the survey of 2,443 adult cell-phone users.

Apple iPad for Business

Of respondents, 52.3% said they would most likely use a tablet for work, compared with 48.2% who said they’d use an iPad-like device for watching movies and TV, and 35.4% who said they’d play games on their tablet. The findings reflect “unexpected emphasis on the iPad’s suitability for work-related activities, and…the iPad’s potential value to information workers,” Dublin (Calif.)-based Sybase said in a Mar. 23 statement.”

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Sprint launches 4G Ad. Hints at taking a “bite” out of Apple.

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Sprint is focused on exploiting their lead in US 4G coverage for all its worth. This new ad shows a iPhone owner using 4G via Sprint’s Overdrive mobile hotspot. Sprint’s 4G is currently available in 25 markets.

I could see this as a cost effective solution for SOHOs or mobile workers that are always on the go and need dependable Wi-Fi. It will be interesting to see how many people opt for the relatively high costs of an iPhone data plan plus the $59.95/month for the 4G service. It certainly makes sense for small businesses that may already use broadband data cards to replace them with the Sprint MiFi.