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Tablet Sales Prediction Cut as Consumers Weigh Choices

After an amazing holiday 2012 showing, the tablet market slowed down during the first half of 2013. Market watchers have attributed the slowdown to a lack of new product announcements in the tablet space, but expect the market to heat up this fall. Companies such as Apple and Amazon are expected to announce their refreshed tablet lineups starting next month. …

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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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LG G Pad 8.3 Teased In Short Film

LG has made a small comeback in the past year thanks to its partnership with Google on the Nexus 4. It’s now hoping to make a similar impact on the mobile industry with a new flagship smartphone – the LG G2. Of course, it wouldn’t be a comeback without a new tablet as well, and LG has that. In a …

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Kindle Fire Being Doused, Says Analyst

For Amazon, the Kindle Fire has been a huge success in the 7-inch tablet category. For the past two years Amazon’s device has competed with the largest mobile industry players – Apple and Samsung. Now, with Amazon preparing to announce its updated Kindle Fire lineup, news has come that Amazon’s hold on the tablet market may be slipping. Analyst firm …

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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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This Year’s Tablet War Will Begin in September

As shown by nearly every analyst’s estimates, tablet shipments slowed during the second quarter of 2013. It turns out, though, that this past quarter was the calm before the storm, with this September slated to be, quite possibly, the biggest month in tablet computing history. Google has already launched the refresh of its Nexus 7 tablet, getting out ahead of …

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Next iPad Will Reportedly Utilize iPad Mini-Like Touch Panel

There’s news out in the iPad rumors department. The Wall Street Journal is reporting today, based on information from “people with knowledge of the matter” that Apple’s next iPad model will make use of the same touch-panel technology the company used in the iPad Mini allowing the device to be light and thin. The new iPad is reportedly in production …

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Apple, Samsung Creating Mega-Tablets [RUMOR]

As Apple tacitly acknowledged with the iPhone 5’s larger screen, consumers are craving the larger screens seen in high-end Android smartphones. At the same time, a large number of consumers seem to be more interested in smaller, less expensive 7-inch tablets, rather than the 9.7-inch iPad. Now Both Apple and Samsung are betting that there is a market for tablets …

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Tablet Shipments to Reach 381M in 2017

Though the tablet market slowed down during this year’s second quarter, the market is still expected to grow significantly for the foreseeable future. Android tablet shipments alone have doubled in just the past year. Analyst firm Forrester Research is now predicting a big future for tablets. The firm predicts that worldwide tablet sales will reach 381 million tablets by the …

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New Nexus 7 Predicted to Sell 3.5 Million This Year

Since Google’s first 7-inch tablet, the Nexus 7, was announced last year, shipments of Android tablets have risen quickly. Though the iPad Mini provides strong competition, a slew of low-priced, 7-inch Android devices led by the Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire have begun to take over living rooms across the western world. Last month, Google announced the first refresh …

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Large Smartphones Could Cut Into Tablet Market

As Android smartphones gradually begin to rise in size, the difference between the so-called “phablets” and 7-inch tablets is beginning to disappear. Samsung’s 5.7-inch Galaxy Note III smartphone is rumored to be only one month from its reveal, news of HTC’s upcoming 5.9-inch One Max has begun to leak, and Sony’s new Xperia Z Ultra has a full 6.4-inch screen. …

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Tablet Shipments Down, Apple Loses Market Share

As has already been reported from multiple analyst firms, tablet shipments were slow during the second quarter of 2013. Analyst firm IDC has now weighed in with its numbers, which show just how drastically Apple is losing market share in the tablet space. The firm’s numbers show that the overall tablet market grew over 59% from the second quarter of …

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