ABI Research believes that by the end of this year processors including embedded security technology will reach the billion mark.
Vendors are building in the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) will reach 366 million as part of that figure.
The shipments are driven by governments, financial service companies and other enterprises largely to ensure secure ID and payments. more»
Companies using technology to track and attract shoppers mean the number of retail deployments by the end of this year has risen 100 percent compared to 2013.
This year, most deployments were in clothing, grocery and shopping malls using information like customer analytics, offers, product search and navigation. more»
Emerging markets worldwide have accounted for the growth of smartphones in the third quarter of this year, growing by 20 percent.
Gartner said Samsung lost market share, but Chinese manufacturers are showing positive growth.
Altogether, sales of smartphones accounted for 301 million units shipping in the third quarter. more»
People are being tempted to upgrade their PCs after years of delayed renewals.
IDC said that PC shipments in Western Europe were up by 23.6 percent in the third quarter, compared with the same quarter last year.
Although sales slowed in the enterprise arena, people are being tempted by low end notebooks using Windows 8.1 Bing. more»
A report predicted that by 2018 over 50 percent of people will use either a smartphone or a tablet for all online activities.
Gartner said people will gradually move away from the PC as people use smartphnes and tablets more more. more»
The head of Samsung’s beleaguered mobile division has hung on to his job – as we reported earlier this week.
But there will be blood on the carpet, according to sources who told Reuters that JK Shin’s three chief underlings will get their marching orders soon. more»
While the concepts of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” are largely unknown in these isles, shops have jumped on the American bandwagon causing riots and mayhem in shops across the UK.
And now James Lovell, European retail guru, has got his analytics engines to work and notices that although sales fell compared to last year, the percentage of sales made on mobiles rose by around a third. more»
Shipments of smartphones worldwide slumped by 25.9 percent in 2014 and will fall again next year by 12.4 percent.
That’s the opinion of market intelligence company Trendforce which said 1.17 billion smartphones left the factories this year and 1.31 billion will ship next year. more»
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»