After a two-week hiatus, Kevin Restivo and I are back with another Talking Tech podcast – along with a guest appearance by Duncan Stewart. Since Kevin spent the week in Las Vegas attending CES – all work, no play apparently! – we spent some time focusing on some on the more interesting products and trends. In particular, Kevin said there was a huge focus on the home entertainment market as consumer electronic makers come up with new toys for the living room.
Not surprisingly, we spent some time talking about the iPhone. Duncan has his reservations about its prospects given the iPhone is entering a competitive market with a lot of cool devices already battling for attention. This environment, he argues, contrasts with Apple’s move into the MP3 market where there was only modest competition, and the iPod blew its rivals away. Kevin is far more enthusiastic, while I’m somewhat in the middle and do not see the iPhone as a Blackberry-killer. For more see, David Pogue’s iPhone FAQ.
We end the podcast with something different, we ended with chip maker AMD, which posted disappointing fourth-quarter results due to fierce competition with Intel.
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