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Topic: tablets

Gartner projects Apple's iPad to maintain 50% market share through 2014

09/22/2011, 11:09 pm

Apple's iPad will continue to dominate the tablet market, maintaining more than 50 percent market share through 2014, according to a new analysis.

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RIM's PlayBook manufacturer cutting production lines as sales slump

09/21/2011, 02:09 am

After sales of Research in Motion's PlayBook tablet slumped last quarter, Quanta Computer has laid off about 1,000 workers working on production lines set up specifically for the device, according to a new report.

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Microsoft jettisons Flash with 'plug-in free' Windows 8 Metro IE10

09/15/2011, 12:09 am

The tablet-optimized Metro version of Internet Explorer 10 in Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 will be a "plug-in free experience," as the company follows Apple's lead in abandoning Adobe Flash in favor of HTML5 on tablets.

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Microsoft unveils Windows 8 tablet effort with Samsung prototype

09/14/2011, 12:09 am

Microsoft offered an extended preview of its upcoming Windows 8 operating system at a conference on Tuesday, providing developers with a prototype Samsung tablet running a "pre-beta" version of the OS.

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JP Morgan increases 2011 tablet forecast to 51.9M as iPad dominates

09/08/2011, 02:09 am

Investment bank J.P. Morgan raised its estimates for tablet shipments in 2011 to 51.9 million units, citing the strength of Apple's iPad, while slightly lowering 2012 estimates because a "formidable number two tablet maker" has yet to arrive.

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Sony tablet effort receives lukewarm reception under iPad's shadow

09/01/2011, 03:09 am

Sony's launch of its first two Android-based tablets on Wednesday fell flat as analysts and bloggers questioned the high price and quality of the devices as compared to Apple's market-leading iPad.

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Leak shows HTC's AT&T-bound 4G Puccini tablet

08/24/2011, 03:08 am

A new leak has revealed Taiwanese handset maker HTC's 10.1-inch Puccini tablet with 4G LTE is in the testing phase and will challenge Apple's iPad when it arrives in the near future.

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Microsoft exec says PC 'not even middle-aged,' rejects post-PC label

08/20/2011, 10:08 pm

A Microsoft executive has spoken up in defense of the PC, insisting that the industry is in the "PC plus" era and rejecting the label of "Post-PC."

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Non-iPad tablet makers expected to slash prices to move inventory overstock

08/15/2011, 11:08 pm

Faced with growing inventory due to sluggish sales, the makers of tablets competing with Apple's iPad are said to continue to cut prices in order to reduce losses, potentially sparking an industry-wide price war, according to a new report.

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Amazon said to be lining up Taiwanese component suppliers for Q3 tablet launch

07/27/2011, 02:07 am

Reports from the Asian supply chain regarding upcoming tablets from online retailer Amazon have continued to emerge, with industry sources claiming the company is tapping Taiwanese vendors for a launch in the third quarter of this year.

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Microsoft shoots down Windows Phone 7 tablet hopes, says tablets are PCs

07/12/2011, 07:07 pm

Claiming that tablets should be considered personal computers rather than new age mobile devices, Microsoft on Tuesday again dashed hopes of tablets running the company's new mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7 OS.

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HP exec: TouchPad not aimed at dethroning Apple's iPad

06/30/2011, 11:06 pm

An HP executive said Thursday that the TouchPad tablet is not meant to take the market away from the iPad and is instead aimed at the enterprise, while a new report claims Apple is set to overtake HP next year as the world's leading portable PC vendor, if iPads are taken into account.

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Amazon tablet could face production constraints driven by Apple's iPad 2

06/30/2011, 01:06 am

Amazon could have a difficult time securing manufacturing commitments for its rumored LCD tablet, as Apple's iPad 2 is predicted to occupy most of the available tablet production capacity in the later half of the year, according to a new report.

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Sony unveils its first tablets in bid to compete with Apple's iPad

04/26/2011, 02:04 am

Sony revealed Tuesday two Google Android-based touchscreen tablets, which will released this fall in an attempt to catch up to Apple's year-long head start with the iPad.

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Palm, Facebook investor changes tune on Apple over iPad, apps

04/14/2011, 09:04 pm

In a marked shift from his former belief that sales of the iPhone would dry up after two years, Roger McNamee, a prominent venture capitalist who has invested heavily in Palm and Facebook, said in an interview that Apple will likely lead a 10-year technology growth cycle with the continued success of the iPad and its App Store ecosystem.

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Early build of Windows 8 suggests cross-platform OS to compete with Apple's iOS

04/11/2011, 02:04 am

An early build of Windows 8 suggests that Microsoft may transition the next version of Windows to a cross-platform OS scalable across a variety of devices in hopes of competing with Apple's iOS platform, according to new reports.

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Apple tablet stylus patent filed years before iPad debut may boost education sales

02/04/2011, 10:02 pm

Despite Apple having disparaged the use of a stylus for touchscreens, the iPad maker's investigation of a capacitive touch-compatible stylus could play a part in the company's strategy to increase sales of its tablet device to students and schools.

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Briefly: Apple shareholder proposal, VLC app removed, Intel tablets

01/07/2011, 11:01 pm

Apple is opposing a shareholder proposal advocating a CEO succession plan for the company, while the VLC media player iOS app has reportedly been removed from the App Store over a licensing disagreement. Meanwhile, an Intel executive has revealed that his company tried unsuccessfully for a long time to get Microsoft to build a tablet operating system.

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