Internet giant Amazon announced the Fire HD6 tablet, at a price of £79 for the base model. It also introduced the Fire HDX8.9 at £329, and two Kindles.
The cheap and cheerful Fire HD6 comes in two configurations, an 8GB and a 16GB version – the latter costs £99. more»
Sales of tablets are set to slow down next year because the market is saturated with devices.
So says Taiwanese market research company Market Intelligence and Consulting (MIC). MIC is a Taiwanese government quango and is in a position to know because most tablets are made in Taiwan and mainland China. more»
Phablets are smartphones with screen sizes between 5.5 inches and seven inches. And, according to market research company IDC, 175 million of them will ship this year, beating the 170 million portable PCs expected to ship this year.
It’s a horrible word, phablet. more»
Market research firm IDC said it has lowered its forecast for tablet sales in 2014 almost halving its estimate of how many will ship.
The reason for that, according to the company, is that buyers in mature markets are contributing to flatness. more»
Market research company IDC said there’s light at the end of the tunnel for PC sales in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).
The second quarter of 2014 grw by 3.2 percent, ending seven consecutive quarters of decline.
But overall PC shipments were down 8.3 percent for the first quarter of this year, according to the IDC figures. more»
There will be a 30.9 percent rise on tablets shipped in the second quarter of 2014 compared to Q2 2013 – that’s 61.42 million units.
Digitimes Research said that Apple will continue to rule the roost as the biggest vendor but its share is falling. more»
Chinese makers of tablets are adding top notch features to their offerings threatening a price war in the European and US markets.
That’s according to Taiwanese wire Digitimes, which said that the vendors will offer LTE, ultrathin bezels and 13 megapix cameras. more»
While Western Europe and the USA are showing signs of saturation for tablet sales, it looks like some regions are continuing to boom.
A report from IDC said that PC tablets grew 111 percent year on year in the last quarter of 2013 in the Middle East and African (MEA) markets. more»
Despite phenomenal growth in sales during 2013, it seems that the tablet market will slow down during this year.
That’s according to market research company IDC that said the total tablet market – including stand alone units and 2-in-1 devices – will grow by 19.4 percent this year, down from 51.6 percent in 2013. more»
230 million smart connected devices – a term including smartphones, PCs and tablets – shipped in 2013 in Europe.
That’s according to a report from IDC today, which said that although growth was slightly down compared to 2012, the market continues to be one of the fastest growing IT sectors. more»
A report from IDC said that despite overall doom and gloom, there’s some pockets of the world where PC things are not that bad.
India, said IDC, showed a year on year growth of 4.8 percent for 2013, with 11.5 million units shipping. more»
Strategy Analytics said that Qualcomm grabbed 54 percent revenue share in the smartphone application processor market in 2013.
Apple had 16 percent share and MediaTek 10 percent share in a market that was worth $18 billion last year, a rise of 41 percent over 2012. more»
Hopes that the mobile PC market would show some spunk in the fourth quarter of 2013 were dashed by insipid sales.
According to market research company IHS, although the quarter showed the strongest global sequential growth in four years, the results were still disappointing. more»
Our sister publication, TechEye, reports this morning that Intel is selling its chips at or below cost in an attempt to wrest more market share in the tablet market.
The truth is that like its joined at the hip twin, Microsoft, Intel has lost the place. more»
A report from ABI Research said that of the 22.5 million notebook shipments in 2013, the ultra portable segment held 12.3 percent of the market.
Selling prices worldwide averaged between $940 to $1,540 but the higher end represented the majority of the ultra portables sold. more»