People eager to throw off the shackles of Windows 8.x look like they’ll have some time to wait before they’re free at last.
According to PC Advisor, a “consumer preview2 will be released in January so you’ll be able to see what you’re missing for quite a long time. more»
Bitter semiconductor rivals Intel and AMD are set to up the stakes in 2015 with a fresh assault on the tablet market.
Both companies are often seen as the Tweedledum and Tweedledee of the chip market, continually foraying into battles where no one actually gets hurt. 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»
Strong orders from both the enterprise and from the retail market meant growth in notebook sales during the month of November, largely due to HP’s position in the market.
That’s according to data from Digitimes Research which claims the top five multinational vendor and Taiwanese original design manufacturers (ODMs) showed shipments growing by 10 percent in the month, following a decline in shipments in October. 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 notebooks are only set to grow 0.6 percent in 2015, amounting to 174.6 million units, while sales of tablets will fall by 3.5 percent to 185.6 million units.
That’s according to Taiwanese market intelligence firm Trendforce, which said that this year notebook vendors struggled to gain market share this year by essentially engaging in a price war. more»
Enterprises wanting to leverage their legacy systems using devices like smartphones and tablets are being tempted by IBM to enter its garden of mobility delights.
The company said it has added a number of pieces to its Mobility Services jigsaw.
That includes “desktop as a service” (DaaS) intended to let companies implement desktop features on mobile devices using a subscription service offered using the IBM Cloud. 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»
The attempt by Intel to penetrate the tablet market has cost it dear in subsidies over the last two years.
But it appears that the chip giant hasn’t given up the ghost on such a plan and, according to Taiwanese wire Digitimes, is likely to pour more cash into the venture. more»
While both Apple and Samsung continue to dominate the branded tablet market workdwide, Chinese company Lenovo is beginning to make its presence known in the marketplace.
That’s according to preliminary shipment figures in the third quarter of this year supplied by ABI Research. more»
Football team Real Madrid has struck a rather unlikely partnership with software giant Microsoft.
Under the deal, Microsoft will be Real Madrid’s technological partner and provide digital services to the club across a number of devices including PCs, tablets, smartphones and so-called “smart shirts”. 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»
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»