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Kindle Fire Tablets See Record Sales on Amazon

Amazon’s line of Kindle Fire tablets saw record-breaking sales over the weekend, as the second-generation Kindle Fire HD, and the third-generation Kindle Fire HDX 7″, were the two top-selling items this holiday season for the world’s largest online retailer. A report released by Amazon detailing the success of Kindle Fire tablets from Black Friday through Cyber Monday says that they …

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Tablets Help Students Learn Science, Shows Study

Many of the concepts taught in science classrooms are inherently difficult to explain in a classroom or through a book. Physics in particular is hard to illustrate beyond the mathematics of it. Newer technology seems poised to help with this problem, though, as more and more classrooms adopt tablet devices running a variety of interactive learning software. A new study …

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Tablet Growth to Slow in Coming Years

The biggest tech success story of the past three years is undoubtedly tablets. Since the debut of the iPad the tablet industry has grown at a breakneck pace with shipments now set to top 221 million units this year. According to market research firm IDC this represents a massive 53.5% increase in shipments over units shipped in 2012. However, as …

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Tablet Shipments Beat Out Mobile PCs This Year

The PC market is declining rapidly, and it is easy to see why. With no compelling reason to upgrade PC hardware, consumers are turning to mobile devices such as tablets for more of their media consumption needs. More proof of this was provided today courtesy market research firm Strategy Analytics, which released a new report showing that tablet shipments have …

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Tablets Will Be A Hot Ticket Item For Parents This Holiday Season

When I was growing up, I was mostly given traditional toys for Christmas. According to a new survey, that’s quickly changing as more parents opt to gift their children tech-related items. PBS Kids recently surveyed 1,000 parents with children between the ages of 2 and 10 about the tech-related purchases they intended to make this year. The survey found that …

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Tablet Market to Overtake PCs & Notebooks Combined

The low cost and high usability of tablets has for some time now been taking sales away from more traditional PCs. The PC and notebook markets are now experiencing quarter after quarter of declining shipment numbers. Now, market research firm Canalys is showing just how dominant tablet technology has become. The firm this week released predictions showing that tablets will …

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iPad Mini With Retina Display Reportedly Available For Walk-In Purchases At Some Stores

Some consumers looking to buy Apple’s iPad mini with Retina Display may now be able to do so in their local Apple Retail stores. I stress the word “may”. On November 12th, Apple announced the availability of the device, but only by way of order and personal pick-up due to limited supplies. GottaBeMobile and others are reporting that the company …

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Google Play Starts Highlighting Tablet Apps, Labeling Others As ‘Designed For Phones’

Google announced today that it is rolling out changes to Google Play, in which it will better differentiate between apps that are designed for tablets and apps that are designed for phones. Regardless of whether or not you developed your app for one specific type of device or the other, Google will determine your app’s label based on if it …

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Tablet Market Set For 20% Growth in Fourth Quarter

Though major growth in the tablet market is beginning to slow in established markets in the west, the overall tablet market is still set to grow very quickly in the coming years. DigiTimes today reported that tablet sales during the fourth quarter of 2013 can be expected to reach 60 million units. That would be a 20% rise in sell-through …

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HTC, BlackBerry Could Abandon the Tablet Market

As crowded as the smartphone market currently is, the tablet market might be even more so. While brands such as Apple and Samsung have begun consolidating the smartphone market in established regions, other players such LG, Sony, and a variety of smaller Chinese brands have begun to make headway in emerging markets. The landscape looks much the same in the …

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Global Tablet Growth Set to Slow in 2014

For the past two years the tablet market has ramped up significantly. The demand for tablet devices has even begun to eat into the traditional PC market, causing PC and Notebook shipments to decline for several consecutive quarters now. For all that growth, though it could be that the tablet market has nearly peaked in established markets. DigiTimes Research today …

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Lenovo Could be Ramping Up Tablet Production

The PC market is dwindling, with PC shipments now consistently falling quarter after quarter. Market watchers blame this decline on the rise of mobile devices, specifically tablets that can fulfill the basic web browsing needs of many consumers. PC manufacturers are now scrambling to find other sources of revenue. While HP and other manufacturers are now looking toward their enterprise …

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