All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘tablets’

Google Gets Into The Tablets For Education Business

The education sector has become big business for tech companies in recent years thanks to classrooms embracing new technologies like tablets and educational software. Apple and Amazon are both big players in the tablets for education arena, and now Google is tossing its hat in as well. Google announced today its launching a new education initiative called Tablets with Google …

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iPad Mini With Retina Display Is Now Available For Purchase

Apple announced today that the iPad mini with Retina Display is now available. You can order it through the Apple Online Store or through the company’s retail stores (for personal pick-up apparently due to a limited supply), as well as through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon or other authorized resellers. The device was unveiled last month at Apple’s big press event …

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Small-Brand Tablets Thriving in Emerging Markets

Though the tablet industry as a whole is thriving, the market segment is already beginning to saturate is the world’s largest tech markets. For large-brand manufacturers of tablets, this could even mean a drop in year-over-year sales during the important holiday season. That situation isn’t affecting smaller tablet brands, however, which are seeing sales skyrocket in emerging markets such as …

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Firefox For Android Will Come Preinstalled On Kobo Arc Tablets

When you buy an Android smartphone today, you really only have one option of browser right out of the box – the vanilla Android browser. Sure, you can download other browsers off of Google Play, but why do that when you have a perfectly good browser already preinstalled on your device. Well, Mozilla is tired of you ignoring Firefox on …

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Branded Tablet Shipments Predicted to Drop in Fourth Quarter

Recent estimates for tablet sales have seen incredible growth, and analysts have predicted even more growth in the years to come. It’s strange, then, that today a prediction was released stating the tablet market will contract year-over-year during the fourth quarter. DigiTimes Research today predicted that tablet shipments from “major brand vendors” will reach only 42.2 million units during the …

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Google, LG May Be Teaming Up On A Tablet [Rumor]

Last week, LG and Google released the Nexus 5 – the latest device to come out of a partnership that started with last year’s Nexus 4. Now it looks like the two may be working together on another mobile device. Blog of Mobile recently reported that a new LG device has just gone through Bluetooth certification. The device – simply …

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Early Windows 8.1 Tablet Sales Fall Short

Though Microsoft is seeing some encouraging growth for its Windows Phone 8 smartphones in the mobile market, it does not appear that its tablets are faring as well. DigiTimes today reported that retailers saw sales of Windows 8.1 tablets in October that are well below what was expected – 20% to 30% lower than estimates, even. The report’s unnamed “sources …

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Tablet Market Still Growing Fast

With the smartphone market beginning to saturate in larger western markets, manufacturers are increasingly looking to the tablet market for growth. With that in mind, market analysts this week have provided some mixed news for the industry going into the holiday buying season. Market research firm IDC this week estimated that 47.6 million tablets were shipped worldwide during the third …

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Ashton Kutcher: Lenovo Product Engineer?

Although Ashton Kutcher recently played Apple guru Steve Jobs on the big screen, he has become the product engineer for a new line of the PC company, Lenovo. It is almost guaranteed to help the business of a company when incorporating a superstar Hollywood actor like Ashton Kutcher to be involved with the product. In addition to being the highest …

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Apple Tablet Shipments Falling, Still Tops Others

Earlier this week it was reported that all other tablet shipments combined outpaced Apple’s iPad shipments during the third quarter of 2013. Though this may again change during the holiday quarter now that Apple has announced its refreshed iPad lineup, the overall trend is likely to continue as Android tablet manufacturers expand their offerings. Today, market research firm IHS weighed …

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Other Tablets Out-Shipped iPads Last Quarter

As the tablet market has grown, Apple’s share of the pie had gotten progressively smaller. Though the manufacturer still enjoys a major chunk of the market, the combined force of all other tablets has now overtaken Apple. DigiTimes Research today reported that worldwide tablet shipments of all other brands reached just over 20 million units during the third quarter of …

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Half of Data Tablet Owners Don’t Pay For Data

Ever since Apple introduced the iPad there has been a split in the tablet market between Wi-Fi only tablets and those with 3G or 4G capabilities. Generally tablets with data are the more expensive versions of their counterparts. Though it might be assumed that customers who purchase the more expensive versions plan on using their tablet with a mobile provider’s …

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