Android has overtaken Nokia’s Symbian as the most popular smartphone platform worldwide. Selling 33.3 million phones, double that of Apple’s iPhone, put Android ahead of Nokia’s 31 million sales. 89% growth in the smartphone market and manufacturers’ rapid adoption of Android has led to its overwhelming success. In other news, a tactile imaging system was installed in a Ford Focus, allowing the legally blind Mark Riccobono, to drive for the first time. The Blind Driver Challenge was created to develop technology that would convey real-time information on road conditions to the driver. Riccobono showed off the technology by successfully navigating around the Daytona International Speedway. And finally, Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder, revealed that the white iPhone would ship soon. The long-awaited device was held up due to manufacturing defects that caused the white paint of the phone to interfere with photos taken. Best Buy and AT&T even have the phone listed in their inventories for a February 27th debut.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 1, 2011
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).