All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘tablets’

Sales of Smaller Tablets Could Fall This Year

Though Apple kicked off the tablet market with the iPad, it was Amazon that expanded the market to its current size. With its less expensive seven-inch Kindle Fire tablet Amazon pioneered the low-cost tablet segment and Samsung, Apple, and nearly every other manufacturer followed along, with sales of seven- and eight-inch tablets now dominating the tablet industry. Now, however, it …

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Mobile Video Viewing Continues to Grow

With an increased focus on streaming media boxes, all-in-one entertainment devices, and smart TVs, tech manufacturers are now more focused on dominating the living room than ever before. The war may already have been lost, however, as it now appears consumers are more enamored of mobile devices than any of these other streaming solutions. Market research firm ABI Research today …

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More HTC Nexus 10 Rumors Surface

Apple and Samsung still dominate the tablet segment, but Google has managed to maintain a foothold in the industry in recent years through its Nexus tablet line. Through multiple iterations now Google has stuck with Asus as the manufacturer for its Nexus 7 tablets, a relationship that seems to have worked out well for both companies. Current industry rumors hold …

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Next Nexus Tablet Could be 8 Inches

Rumors of Google’s Nexus tablet line have been swirling for a few weeks now, with only a few details about future devices leaking out. HTC is said to be the next partner Google has for the Nexus line, with the manufacturer developing the next Nexus 10 tablet. For its smaller Nexus tablets, however, it seems that Google is sticking with …

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455 Million Tablets Predicted to Ship in 2017

Though some analysts have observed that the explosive growth in the tablet market seems to be slowing, that doesn’t mean the overall tablet market has hit its peak. A new report out today from NPD DisplaySearch is now predicting that tablets will come to dominate the mobile PC industry in just a few years. DisplaySearch is predicting that tablet shipments …

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Tablet Prices Could Dip Even Lower This Year

The explosive growth of the tablet industry over the past two years has directly led to a decline in traditional PC sales. The low cost of modern tablets has made is so that low-priced notebooks are one of the only PC segments showing growth in recent quarters. Now that price competition appears to be getting even worse for the PC …

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Samsung’s Mega-Tablets Are Coming to the U.S. in February

One month ago at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Samsung officially announced its long-rumored 12-inch mega-tablets. Named the Galaxy Note Pro and the Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2, the devices are 12.2-inch tablets with all of the features of Samsung’s smaller tablet lineup. Today Samsung announced that the Note Pro and Tab Pro will be hitting the U.S. market on February …

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Dell Layoffs Confirmed; Numbers Smaller than Rumored

Earlier last month, reports leaked stating that Dell was preparing to layoff a massive amount of its workers worldwide. The Register, a British technology website, stated on January 9th that Dell would layoff 20% of its U.S.-based sales members, while also relieving 30% of its sales and marketing staff in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. These numbers would mean …

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Tablet Market Growth Slowing, Shows Report

As seen in reports last week, the tablet market rose nearly 30% year-over-year during 2013’s holiday season. This growth was expected and welcome for the burgeoning segment, but now some market watchers are bracing for a slowdown in tablet market growth. Market research firm ABI research today provided its own fourth quarter 2013 estimates, showing that 76.9 million tablets shipped …

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Samsung Unveils Galaxy Tab Designed For Students

As the tablet market matures in the U.S., manufacturers will have to start looking for alternative revenue streams. Apple has already demonstrated that education is a sure fire way to increase sales of tablets with schools all over the nation adopting iPads for use in the classroom. Samsung is now heading down the same path. At FETC 2014, Samsung announced …

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Nearly Half of Online Americans Now Own Tablets

As predicted, tablets were some of the hottest items this holiday shopping season. Over 78 million tablets shipped during the fourth quarter 2013 and Apple is set to lead another year of huge tablet market growth in 2014. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today estimated that a full 44% of online Americans now own at least one tablet. According to …

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Over 78 Million Tablets Shipped During the Holiday Quarter

Tablets are now eating significantly into sales of traditional PCs and could soon overshadow PC sales altogether. This past holiday season (particularly Black Friday sales) further propelled the growth of the tablet market, firmly planting mobile devices as a dominant force for online commerce. DigiTimes Research today estimated that 78.5 million tablets shipped worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2013. …

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