Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 1, 2011

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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.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, co-founder of Metacademy, and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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