Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 1, 2011

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Android has overtaken Nokia’s Symbian as the most popular smartphone platform worldwide. Selling 33.3 million phones, double that of Apple’s iPhone, put Android ahead of Nokia’s 31 million sales. 89% growth in the smartphone market and manufacturers’ rapid adoption of Android has led to its overwhelming success. In other news, a tactile imaging system was installed in a Ford Focus, allowing the legally blind Mark Riccobono, to drive for the first time. The Blind Driver Challenge was created to develop technology that would convey real-time information on road conditions to the driver. Riccobono showed off the technology by successfully navigating around the Daytona International Speedway. And finally, Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder, revealed that the white iPhone would ship soon. The long-awaited device was held up due to manufacturing defects that caused the white paint of the phone to interfere with photos taken. Best Buy and AT&T even have the phone listed in their inventories for a February 27th debut.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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