Apple News Roundup (week of 11/18)
Apple has filed for 3 different patents describing an input device mechanism ( keyboard/mouse ) with full-hand recognition multi-touch surface. The drawing submitted by Apple shows a device with curved surface able to recognize complicated hand gestures and responding to motion produced by different parts of the hand.
Should Apple acquire AMD? SeekingAlpha counts ten reasons why Apple should just buy AMD including reduced costs and improved profit margin for Apple and also AMD’s energy saving chip architecture. I personally see better value in buying Adobe and keeping Intel and AMD competing for manufacturing the best product.
The Apple iPhone effect is already being felt by various hardware manufacturers. RIM ( Research In Motion Ltd. ), the maker of the popular Blackberry handsets, is developing a touch-screen device to compete with the iPhone. Unstrung.com reports that the new ‘9000-series’ platform, due in Q1 ’08, will feature a full touch sensitive face and an entirely new operating system. If true, this move would signal a 180 degree change of direction for RIM, which up to now has been fully committed to its own unique keyboard integrated handset design.