This week several of us are at the Mobile World Congress in Spain. Since a lot of our business is with the US or Asia-based computer makers, we have not had much presence in Europe - but our products have! Splashtop Remote in particular has been a top seller in many European countries, having reached top iTunes spots in the UK and Germany, among other places.
We announced the next-generation MeeGo-compliant version of Splashtop at the Intel Developers Forum last week. In case you were not at the event, here is an excerpt of the keynote by Intel SVP Renée James talking about Splashtop and DeviceVM:
Yesterday, The New York Times published a great review of Splashtop Remote, calling it "both a breakthrough and a bargain". We are thrilled, and thought that we should thank the New York Times, and give many more people an opportunity to try out Splashtop Remote. And so...
If you are attending either the Intel Developers Forum (Sept 13, 14, 15) or the AppNation conference (Sept 13 and 14) in San Francisco next week, stop by our exhibits and check out the next generation version of Splashtop based on MeeGo (at IDF booth 112) and the latest demo of Splashtop Remote for the iPad!
Companion devices like the iPad are increasingly replacing laptops in our backpacks and briefcases. Next year, you can expect up to 50 million iPads to be in the market, joined by tablets running other operating systems. If you are wondering what a Windows 7 tablet might feel like... there is now a way for you to try it on your iPad!
Splashtop has been named a winner of the 2010 Mobility Awards - Technology Innovation and we could not be more excited. Especially, when some our awesome partners like Acer, HP, and Lenovo which ship Splashtop on their netbooks and notebooks, are also recipients of awards too. Thanks Mobiletrax for the honor.
Any start-up company has to focus its limited resources to create a product that really really speaks to its target users. One place, however, were you should not cut corners is internationalization. Since its inception, Splashtop has been serving users as far from our California headquarters as Poland, Brazil, or Malaysia. In fact, if we look at where our new users came from in February, we see that the US accounts for under a half of our growth: