Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 9, 2011

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For the first time ever smartphones have outsold personal computers. In the fourth quarter of 2010, 100.9 million smartphones were shipped versus 92.1 million PCs. Smartphone sales are up 87.2% from last year and companies like Samsung and HTC have seen exponential growth. In other news, the Roman Catholic Church has sanctioned the release of a mobile app that encourages people to go to confession. The app offers an “examination of conscience” that will determine which of your sins are confession worthy.  You can even study your prayers and write drafts of your transgressions. And finally, Apple’s iPhone 4 for Verizon has been dissected and appears to have a universal antenna. A Qualcomm chip was installed to handle Verizon’s network, but could also be used on other GSM networks worldwide. The iPhone could become even more popular with a universal chip.

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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