All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘tablets’

Apple’s iPad Dominance is Over, Courtesy Smaller Android Tablets

Though recent estimates for the second quarter of 2013 have shown the tablet market slowing a bit, most predictions believe this is due to consumers waiting for the dozens of tablet refreshes on the way this holiday season. In relative terms, the tablet market has nearly doubled since the same time last year, and shows no signs of slowing. Analyst …

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Tablet Sales to Pick Up Later This Year, Shows Analyst Survey

It’s taken only a few short years since the debut of the iPhone for U.S. smartphone adoption to begin to slow, and now it appears that tablets are saturating the U.S. market just as fast. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) this week revealed its market research outlook for the tablet market in the coming quarter. The report shows that 41% …

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Android Tablet Shipments Nearly Doubled in Past Year

The modern tablet market, much like the smartphone market before it, was almost entirely created by Apple. Once again, however, the more open Android operating system now appears to be dominating the space that Apple pioneered. According to second quarter shipment numbers from analyst firm Strategy Analytics, Android-based tablets now account for a full two-thirds of the tablet market. 34.6 …

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Analyst: Tablet Shipments Will be Double Notebook Shipments Next Year

It’s clear that the traditional PC market is now in decline. Shipment numbers earlier this month showed yet another drop for the traditional PC, and though smaller notebooks such as Google’s Chromebooks are gaining traction, notebook sales are heavily declining as well. The tablet market, on the other hand, shows now signs of slowing, despite a recent slow quarter. Industry …

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Tablet Shipments Down in Q2, iPad Market Share Drops

As crowded as the tablet market has become in just a few years, manufacturers actually are eating into Apple’s leading share of the tablet market. New second quarter 2013 tablet shipment numbers were released today by TrendForce, showing that Apple’s share of the overall tablet market has sunk to an all-time low of 35.5%. This comes as total tablet shipments …

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HP to Release $99 Tablet This Fall [RUMOR]

The tablet market, just a few years old, is already crowded with tablet designs from nearly every tech manufacturer. Predictions show that the tablet market should grow to a record size this year, while shipments of traditional PCs are now declining. Though Apple and Amazon are largely dominating the 7-inch tablet market, that hasn’t stopped other manufacturers from trying to …

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Tablet Owners Prefer to Multitask With TV, Shows Survey

A new survey by NPD DisplaySearch has shown that 88% of tablet owners use their tablet while watching TV. 82% of smartphone owners also multitasked online while watching TV. The analyst firm’s “Quarterly Multi-Screen Usage Study” found that the most common tasks device owners perform while watching TV include email, texting, Facebooking, and just surfing the web. “The rise in …

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Toshiba To Launch “Entry Level” 7-Inch Tablet Soon

Between Apple’s iPad Mini, Amazon’s Kindle Fire, Google’s Nexus 7, and a wide array of products from other manufacturers, the 7-inch tablet market is looking pretty crowded. That evidently hasn’t stopped Toshiba from creating another mini-tablet, though. Digitimes today reported that Toshiba has placed manufacturing orders for an “entry-level” 7-inch tablet. According to the report’s unnamed “Taiwan-based supply chain makers,” …

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Microsoft Cuts Surface RT’s Price To $349

Many, including yours truly, thought that Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet was a bit too expensive at $500. That price may have even been the reason why it’s not doing so well. Microsoft is hoping to rectify that with a worldwide price cut. Microsoft revealed today that it has cut the Surface RT’s price by $150. You can now snag a …

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Nexus 7 Refresh Coming Soon, Specs Leaked

Though Android fans were disappointed that no new hardware announcements were made at Google I/O, rumors of an impending update to the Nexus 7 tablet. Today Digitimes, the Tiawanese publication that closely follows Chines tech manufacturing, all but confirmed the new Nexus 7‘s existence and leaked a few of its specs. The rumored mini-tablet is reported to have the same …

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North America Buys Nearly Half of All Tablets in Q1

According to new research released recently by analyst firm ABI Research, people in North America are buying nearly half the world’s tablets. Of the estimated 39 million tablets that shipped in the first quarter of 2013, 47% of revenue from those tablets is estimated to have come from customers in North America. The first quarter of 2013 is estimated to …

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BlackBerry PlayBook Will Not Get BlackBerry 10

Are you one of the few million people around the world to buy the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet? Were you hoping that BlackBerry would bring its latest operating system to the tablet? You might want to just give up hope now. BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has confirmed that BlackBerry 10 won’t be coming to the PlayBook. Now, you might not want …

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