Notwithstanding, if you are not conversant with the dynamics of sales in the Smart TV market, it would seem that Intel may end up trying to catch up with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG). You would remember that Apple TV and Google TV debuted last year and that even Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) also has a TV in its Xbox 360.
For instance, Apple TV sales reached 5.3 million last year to generate about $528 million in sales. The projection for this year is that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) could net $6 billion is sales if the complete set box of the Apple TV debuts at $1,200. However, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) does not seem to be doing remarkably well with its Google TV. It has been hard getting the actual figures of sales and revenue on Revue; yet, the general outlook is that consumers are not in love with the Google TV as the original sales projection of $3 billion would want us to believe. For one, the rate at which consumers are returning their Google TV set up boxes currently outpaces the rate of sales. More so, Google TV may turn out to be one of the Google products that would be retired as Larry Page works hard at consolidating products in order to sharpen Google’s market focus.
In addition, both Apple and Google are still many innovations away from developing the perfect Smart TV. From all indications, the current breed of SmartTVs from Google and Apple are not smart enough, and they are likely to become obsolete by 2015. However, with the Apple TV being updated with a Bluetooth Keyboard Support, speculations that Apple may redefine the TV with the iTV are not farfetched. You never can tell if the iTV would be running the iOS apps or if “SIRI” would become the next definition of a TV remote control.
On the direct competitor side of things, it seems that Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) is set to give Intel a good fight in the market for chips for computers with the development and release of the ‘Jaguar.’ The Jaguar can be explained in ordinary terms as a processor that integrates the CPU and the GPU to give you usable performance over raw power.
Conclusively, if you do not mind a little humor, you may want to read the piece on Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD) takes war with Intel to a whole new level with rocket-launching desktop PC. The piece focused on a custom PC built by Ben Heck on AMD’s A10-5700 APU system. This custom PC can fire not just one but two solid fuel rockets. It is probably high time the Intel acted smart took cover.
Victor Alagbe has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Apple, Google, and Intel. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Google, Intel, and Microsoft.