Out of the 74.53 million tablets expected to ship during the current calendar quarter, the Apple iPad will take the lead with 26.8 percent of the worldwide shipments.
That’s according to Digitimes Research, which said that out of those 74.5 million tablets, 20 million will be iPads, 27.8 million will be from other multinational vendors such as Samsung and Lenovo, and 26.7 million will be so-called “white box” or unbranded units. more»
A report by financial analysts at Seeking Alpha suggests that Google has come adrift with its smartphone hardware strategy.
Seeking Alpha claims the Nexus programme does not now include the kind of devices most people would rush out to buy.
And even devices like the joint Google-HTC One GPe – which the analysts describe as the “Rolls Royce” of five inch Android smartphones is in a spot of bother. more»
In a bid to cut prices and keep pace with its competitors it appears Korean giant Samsung is putting pressure on its suppliers to cut their prices.
Digitimes reports that Samsung wants some component suppliers for its display business to slash their prices, in some cases by as much as 30 percent during this quarter. more»
Compal, which claims to be the second largest contract maker of notebooks worldwide, said it anticipated slower sales of the devices this quarter.
The fourth quarter was traditionally the most bouyant time of the year to sell PCs.
But company president Ray Chen said that falling sales of notebooks will be offset by shipments of smartphones and tablets. more»
If an enterprise is thinking of deploying BYOD (bring your own device) programmes tablets are better than notebooks or smartphones.
That’s according to Gartner, which said that if an enterprise spends half a million dollars to deploy 1,000 enterprise owned tablets, it’s making a mistake. more»
Software giant Microsoft released its Lumia 535 and 535 dual SIM smartphones yesterday, confirming news that it has decided to drop the Nokia brand name.
Both phones run Windows Phone 8.1.
The smartphones have a five megapixel front facing camera, a five inch display and will be released into the wild in “key markets” this month. more»
Cooperation between mobile firm HTC and Google is giving the Taiwanese firm a boost.
According to the Taipei Times, orders for the Nexus 9 tablet have exceeded expectations and that means HTC has ramped up its production facilities.
HTC mobile phones are considered to be some of the most stylish smartphones on the market, but a lack of marketing budget has seen the firm struggling to compete with the majors in the market. more»
A staggering $51.1 billion will be spent by people buying accessories for their smartphones this year.
That’s according to ABI Research which said protective cases are responsible for the biggest chunk of revenues and shipments.
The other major accessories are extra charges and memory cards, said ABI. more»
The Nokia brand name can’t be worth very much because Microsoft is going to ditch it from its line of phones.
It originally planned to use the Nokia name for as long as 10 years but freshly fledged CEO Satya Nadella is obviously revisiting just about everything ex-CEO Steve Ballmer had committed to. more»
As many as 40 percent of US citizens who work for large corporations use their own smartphones, desktops, laptops, and tablets to do business.
That’s according to IT market research company Gartner, which recently surveyed over 4,300 people about their technology and attitudes. more»
As smartphone screen sizes get bigger, tablet market share is shrinking.
That’s according to Gartner, which said that tablet sale growth is falling and in 2014 will represent less than 10 percent of all gizmos in 2014.
Hardware buyers are hanging onto their tablets and while sales will amount to 229 million units this year – up 11 percent from 2013, the overall trend is down. more»
Fingerprint sensing technology has been with us for some time. But it seems that smartphone and tablet giants Samsung and Apple want to promote it a little bit more.
Research outfit IHS said the fingerprint sensor market will grow to be worth $1.7 billion by 2020. more»
As we’re soon going to be swamped by even more smartphones, tablets, wearable devices and notebooks there’s an urgent need for better battery technologies real soon now.
That’s according to ABI Research which said that by 2019 there will be eight billion devices on the planet – a billion more than there are people right now. more»
Want an Android smartphone for around 100 bucks? Go to India, because that’s where the action is.
Market analysts at IDC said Google has introduced what it describes as the “first wave” of Android One devices in India in collaboration with local gizmo makers Spice, Karbonn and Micromax. more»
Student protestors in Hong Kong are communicating with each other by using a smartphone app called FireChat.
FireChat by Open Garden is an app that lets people communicate with each other without needing a cell network.
It is able to do that because it can make use of Bluetooth, which has a range of about 200 feet of anyone else using the map. more»