Amazon.com officially launched its app store for Google Android devices. By creating its own marketplace, Amazon can choose which apps make it to the store and better eliminate malicious programs. Developers might not me too happy though—Amazon will set the prices for the apps based on driving demand. In other news, Sprint already plans on appealing to Congress in order to stop AT&T’s $39 billion buyout of T-Mobile. Within the same day as AT&T’s announcement, Sprint’s shares dropped a staggering 14 percent. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse stated that the takeover would stifle innovation and give AT&T a competitive stranglehold. And finally, Research in Motion announced that its long-awaiting tablet PC the PlayBook will hit store shelves starting April 19th. With the BlackBerry’s waning popularity, RIM hopes its tablet can bring back some customers. The PlayBook will cost you between $500-$700 and Best Buy has already begun taking pre-orders.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 23, 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).