Saturday, November 19, 2011
>>Equities research analysts at Oppenheimer (NYSE: OPY) raised their earnings per share (EPS) estimates on shares of Equinix (NASDAQ: EQIX) in a research note issued to investors on Friday. They currently have a “market perform” rating on the company’s shares.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
>>Cell-phone addicts can be so attuned to their digital companions that they are able to feel the difference between a short vibration –signaling, say, a text message - and a longer one for a phone call.
Starting next year, they will have a new class of vibrations to get familiar with.
Apple, for example, began letting iPhone users with the latest version of its software assign customized vibrations to different contacts.
Other smartphone makers are preparing to deploy the latest hardware technology from Immersion, a San Jose, California, company that researches and licenses electronic vibration tools, company vice-president Dennis Sheehan said in an interview at a conference here.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
>>Samsung became the No. 1 smartphone manufacturer worldwide as sales to end users tripled year over year to reach 24 million; sell in was high as the channel built inventory. Samsung was the No. 1 smartphone manufacturer for the first time, ahead of Nokia in Western Europe and Asia. Gartner attributes this to the strong performance of Samsung's Galaxy smartphones, which now cover a broad range of prices, and a weaker competitive market.
>>UPDATE - GARP Research initiates coverage on Immersion Corp. with a Buy rating.
GARP analyst, Rob Furlong, said, "Shares have been cut in half since mid-2011, largely because of delayed design wins for the company’s latest technology. We think an announcement is imminent, but more importantly, revenue should grow at double-digit rates regardless. We expect continued adoption of current products to push 25%+ revenue growth over the next few years, which could produce 55¢ of EPS by 2014."
Physically, the Exhibit II 4G feels like a lighter, slightly smaller version of the Samsung Vibrant (T-Mobile's first Galaxy S phone). The phone itself is 4.5 by 2.35 by 0.45 inches, and it weighs 4 ounces. The four face buttons are capacitive, not hardware, and since the phone doesn't have haptic feedback they don't always feel quite as responsive as I'd like.