Following a frenzy of midnight and early morning sales of Sony's Playstation 3 console in the U.S., the devices were almost immediately available for purchase through Ebay as well. More than 8200 consoles were listed as of 11 am EST, with winning bids quickly escalating into a price ranges that also could buy a brand new compact car.
Hewlett-Packard today presented its fiscal 2006 Q4 and annual earnings result. For the first time in its history, the company reported annual revenues of more than $90 billion and is on track to become larger than its rival IBM, at least in terms of sales.
Computer maker Dell said it is delaying its earnings report, originally set for this afternoon, and shares tumbled more than 4.3% on the news.
People pining for the sleek PlayStation 3 gaming console might find shortages on Ebay as well.
Chicago (IL) - The HD DVD promotional Group today reported that the home video divisions of movie studios have shipped more than 1.5 million HD DVD since the debut of the format on April 18, 2006.
One day before the launch of the Playstation 3, which not marks the introduction of Sony's new game console, but also Sony's formal entry into the Blu-ray market, the HD DVD Promotion group reminded us that the HD DVD format is selling about on par with expectations.
According to a new survey done by ABI Research, people who currently own a PS2, and are interested in purchasing a next-gen console, show more loyalty to the Playstation brand than owners of Nintendo or Microsoft consoles do for their respective new video game platform.
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released its annual forecast of global semiconductor sales, which expects a healthy growth rate for most microchip segments. As a result of cut-throat competition, revenues in the microprocessor market will be declining this year, the SIA said.
Material costs for 40" class LCD panels have fallen below than that for PDP (plasma display panels) of the same class in the fourth quarter of 2006, according to the latest report from Displaybank.
El Segundo (CA) - Market research firm iSuppli has taken apart two of the first available PS3s and found that - not surprisingly - Sony may spend far more on manufacturing the game consoles than the retail price may suggest. The company is estimated to spend about $840 to build and manufacture the 60 GB model.
Bo Stefan Eriksson, the one-time Swedish gangster who co-founded the ill-fated Gizmondo handheld gaming startup, has been sentenced to three and a half years in jail in California.
Former Hewlett-Packard chairwoman Patricia Dunn pleaded not guilty Wednesday to four felony identity theft and fraud charges for allegedly instigating the company's ill-fated spying probe into boardroom leaks.
Combined shipments of Acer- and Asustek-branded notebooks totaled 3.174 million units in the third quarter of this year, accounting for 14.9% of the third-quarter's global shipments of 21.3 million units, according to data from International Data Corporation (IDC).
Over half of the LCD TV unit and revenue sales in the US market were of the screen sizes above 30 inches during the third quarter of 2006, according to Quixel Research.
El Segundo (CA) - NAND Flash memory suppliers were able to post a modest 4.2% year-over-year revenue gain, according to a report published today by iSuppli. The market research firm mentioned that the market environment could worsen in Q4, as MP3 player sales - a driving factor behind NAND flash shipments - may not reach their goals.
Microsoft today said that its filed suit against the craetors of a "notorious spyware program" which recently also had been the targeted by the Federal Trade Commission.
Taiwan-based Coretronic, which makes 42" and 50" PDP TVs for Dell, will end that partnership with Dell as early as mid- December, according to industry sources.
The latest slate of TV ads for Apple's Mac computers attained a level of viewer interest that most companies only ever dream of, giving everyone a good laugh when the recognizable characters appear on screen.
Taking one of its most aggressive moves in its 20+ year history of producing video games, Nintendo has said that it has plans to spend more than $200 million to advertising and marketing campaigns for its upcoming Wii console. The offensive move demonstrates Nintendo's hopes to capture more market share in the new generation, and climb up from its struggling position in last place in the previous console battle.
LCD monitor panel shipments from AU Optronics (AUO) surpassed that from Samsung Electronics in October, making the Taiwan-based company the world's largest supplier in terms of shipments, according to Taiwan-based panel makers.
Microsoft has drawn criticism in recent weeks from security vendors Symantec and McAfee for being reluctant to give the firms more access to some of the core elements of Windows Vista. While Microsoft has made certain concessions to placate such demands, Bill Gates said this week that Windows Vista has remained intact.