AMNews: AMD Not Competing in Smartphone Race, BlackBerry Colt is First QNX Smartphone, Apple To Sell 40m iPad & iPad 2

AMD has confirmed that it is not inclined to run the Smartphone race like rival Intel and plans to focus on the burgeoning tablet PC market. Senior vice president and general manager, Rick Bergman, revealed that the Smartphone market does not allow the company to build on its strength, which is graphics because of the lack of features like prolonged battery life, pixels and screen size.

RIM's first Smartphone that will use QNX operating system instead of the company's signature Blackberry OS 7 operating system will be called the Blackberry Colt. Currently, QNX, which the company acquired back in 2010 as a powerful real time operating system, is used only in its Blackberry Playbook tablet but the company promised that other products would follow suit.

Sony's distribution warehouse has caught fire during the riots taking place across London. The warehouse, which is located in Enfield, London, is the sole distribution centre for Sony’s compact discs and DVDs in the UK. Investigations are underway currently to determine the cause of fire but the company has revealed that there will be delays in deliveries.

Digitimes Research has published a report and claims that Apple is going to sell around 40 million iPad and iPad 2 in 2011. Overall the total number of tablets expected to be sold this year will reach 65.2 million. The report also highlights the fact that tablet shipments for the first half of this year will have more than quadrupled compared to the same period last year.

Experian Hitwise's latest report has revealed that 1 out of every thirty-five Internet visitors in the UK now goes to YouTube. The report placed Facebook at the top of the “most popular social network by UK Internet visits” list for the month of July with near about 50.14% market share. Facebook was followed by YouTube and Twitter with market share of 22.54% and 3.49% respectively.