Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 22, 2012

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United States is running out of one its most valuable technological resources: wireless spectrum. The wireless capacity for cellphones, data plans and the like is expected to hit a usage deficit by next year. Wireless carriers are blaming the deficit on the exponential increase in smartphone and tablet usage. In other news, Research in Motion released a major update to the Blackberry PlayBook tablet. The software update includes email functionality and the ability to install Android apps. Frankly, these are fairly basic features that should have been included in the PlayBook’s launch. Yes, BlackBerry is really playing catch-up. And finally, Barnes & Noble announced a cheaper version of the Nook Tablet. It’s goal is to better compete with Amazon’s Kindle Fire. For $200, Barnes & Noble is offering an 8GB version the Nook Tablet, which, as you know, runs a modified version of Google’s Android operating system. If you like to buy e-books from Barnes & Noble, the Nook Tablet is a good choice. If you prefer to buy your books from Amazon, it’s Kindle all the way.

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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