All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘DigiTimes’

Apple’s Rumored Mega-iPad Reportedly on Hold

Last year, when rumors of Apple’s 12-inch mega-iPad surfaced the product seemed to make sense. Ever larger smartphones have begun to encroach on the sizes of popular 7-inch tablets and the bigger-is-better mentality of the mobile device industry will inevitably lead to huge tablets anyway. Now, though, it seems that Apple hasn’t been able to develop such a device that …

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Samsung Seeing Reduced Demand for 10-Inch Tablets

Though Apple bet big on its larger iPad, it now seems that there is a large consumer segment drawn to smaller, less expensive tablet devices. As Amazon’s 7-inch Kindle Fire tablets and Google’s Nexus 7 tablet began to take off, Apple reacted swiftly with the iPad Mini. The mini-tablet market is expected to grow significantly this year, with the refreshed …

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Summer Notebook Shipments Still Slow

Notebook shipments took a dive during the first half of the year, following a disappointing holiday season in 2012. Analysts and industry watchers blamed the rising tablet market, the lukewarm reception of Windows 8, and consumer aversion to touchscreen notebooks for steadily dropping shipment numbers. Recent predictions, however, saw smaller, cheaper notebooks and Windows 8.1 helping to drive notebook sales …

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Smartphone Shipments to Reach Nearly 1 Billion This Year

After it was reported that smartphone shipments rose over 6% in the second quarter of 2013, analysts continued to predict record sales for the smartphone market. Smartphones have even, for the first time, overtaken feature phone sales. Today, DigiTimes Research predicted that total global smartphone shipments for 2013 will reach just under one billion units. The analyst firm predicted 950 …

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Asus to Release a Chromebook This Year [RUMOR]

With notebook shipments falling along with the rest of the PC market, PC manufacturers are not looking to smaller PCs and tablets to shore up business. Chromebooks, which are generally small and inexpensive are one of the only segments of the PC market that are actually seeing growth. With these facts in mind, it’s not surprising that PC manufacturer Asus …

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8-Inch Tablets Predicted For This Fall

As the 7-inch tablet market becomes more crowded, and as 7-inch tablets have become less expensive, they have made up a growing portion of the overall tablet market. Now, with smartphones creeping up to mini-tablet sizes, tablets themselves are beginning to grow larger. Samsung and Apple are rumored to be creating mega-tablets with 12-inch screens, and DigiTimes today reported that …

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BlackBerry Could Be Sold Off in Pieces

Earlier this week, BlackBerry announced that the company was exploring “strategic alternatives.” Though the company stated it will be exploring possible joint ventures or strategic partnerships, it also expressed a willingness to take offers for the business itself. The announcement confirmed what analysts and industry watchers had known for some time – that BlackBerry’s decision to double-down on high-end BlackBerry …

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New iPad Mini Delayed to 2014 [RUMOR]

Apple’s iPad mini was released last November, and not one week went by before rumors about Apple’s refresh of the product began to circulate. Though the rumors quickly subsided, most of them centered around the device getting an upgraded “Retina” display. Now, it appears that Apple might miss its yearly (and expected) product refresh for the iPad Mini. DigiTimes today …

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PC Sales Expected to Pick Up Later This Year

Since the advent of tablet computing, PC sales have been rapidly slowing. Reports have shown that PC sales declined during the 2012 holiday season and have been continuing to drop at a rapid pace. Though Microsoft has been blaming PC manufacturers for slow sales of Windows 8 machines, it’s now clear that the operating system itself has some blame to …

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Nexus Tablet Refresh Could Come in May [RUMOR]

DitiTimes, a Taiwanese publication that covers the tech manufacturing industry in Taiwan, is reporting that the next version of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet could be coming as soon as May of 2013. Citing “sources from the upstream supply chain,” the report claims that Google is once again working with Asus on the tablet. The device is rumored to feature a …

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HTC Cuts Shipment Outlook, Suspends Development on Some New Models

DigiTimes, a Tiawanese publication that monitors technology manufacturing supply chains, reports this week that HTC has shifted its product outlook for 2013, preparing investors for a tough coming year. Citing unnamed “industry sources,” the report states that the device manufacturer has cut its smartphone shipment increase in half, down to 10-15% from 20-30%. In addition, the company is reported to …

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The Post-PC Era May Finally Begin In 2013

Apple famously said that the iPad tablet ushers in the post-PC era. That hasn’t been exactly true just yet as more PCs are sold each year than tablets, but it may finally change in 2013. DigiTimes Research senior analyst James Wang recently said that he expects global tablet shipments to top 210 million units in 2013. Out of those 210 …

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