A few analysts say that sales of the Q10, BlackBerry's QWERTY-equipped smartphone, are off to a good start. The phone launched in over a dozen countries in May and reached the U.S. this month. It turns out the Q10 is the smartphone the BlackBerry faithful have been waiting for.
Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um recently had some positive things to say to investors with respect to the Q10. Um's channel checks at U.S. retail stores show that it is selling well.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.