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Topic: tablet

Apple's iPad business isn't collapsing, but the rest of the tablet industry sure is

05/04/2014, 02:05 pm

When Apple announced its most recent quarterly earnings, the worst news out of Cupertino was that sales of iPads weren't greater than in the year-ago quarter, a fact that a few pundits have now jumped on to declare that "Apple's iPad Businesses Is Collapsing." That's wrong, here's why.

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Emerging markets expected to propel tablet market to 383 million units in 2017

01/31/2012, 03:01 am

A new analysis projects worldwide tablet shipments to grow to 383.3 million in 2017 as the portion of tablets purchased by customers emerging markets increases.

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Kindle Fire usability study finds 'disappointing' user experience

12/06/2011, 01:12 am

A small usability study on Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet has found the device offers a "disappointingly poor user experience," especially with respect to web browsing and magazine reading.

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Asus aiming for tablet sales to eclipse netbooks in 2012

12/05/2011, 11:12 pm

Asus announced that it expects tablet shipments, which will reach 1.8 million units this year, to grow significantly next year, possibly even eclipsing the PC maker's shipments of netbooks in 2012.

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Dell kills its 5" Android tablet as ABI searches for success among tablet failures

08/12/2011, 04:08 pm

While Google hoped its Android platform could take on the iPad this year, its licensees are finding it difficult to even compete with Apple on the low end. On example, Dell's Streak 5 (aka Mini 5), has just been discontinued, but that hasn't stopped marketing companies like ABI Research from insisting that Android is still a thriving tablet competitor.

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Motorola planning 'aggressive form factor' tablets for late 2011

08/10/2011, 02:08 am

Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha said on Tuesday that his company is planning to roll out tablets with "aggressive form factors" later this year, while also indicating that smartphones remain the top priority.

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IDC bumps 2011 tablet forecast to 53M as Apple’s iPad 2 dominates

07/10/2011, 04:07 am

In spite of a seasonal drop in total tablet shipments in the first quarter of 2011, IDC raised its estimates for 2011 shipments to 53.5 million on the belief that Apple’s iPad 2 will continue to carry the tablet market.

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Gartner cuts 2011 PC forecast; Microsoft considering own-brand Windows 8 tablet

06/08/2011, 11:06 pm

Gartner lowered its forecast Wednesday for global PC growth in 2011 as demand for netbooks continues to slump and Apple's iPad causes disruption, while Microsoft is reportedly considering launching its own brand of Windows 8 tablet PCs next year.

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JP Morgan: Apple's iPad rivals reduce build plans after 'early dose of reality'

06/01/2011, 03:06 am

A new investor report from J.P. Morgan on Wednesday indicates that Apple's competitors in the tablet market have reduced their build plans after receiving an "early dose of reality" in the form of lackluster sales.

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Samsung announces new Galaxy Tab models with iPad prices

03/22/2011, 03:03 pm

Samsung has ditched the boxy new 10.1 inch Galaxy Tab it debuted just a month ago to announce a new model that is as thin and light as Apple iPad 2 and priced the same, targeted for an early June launch.

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HP announces plans to add webOS to its Windows PCs

02/09/2011, 07:02 pm

Almost lost at the end of its more than two hour long webOS event was the news that HP plans to apply its webOS experience on new PCs it sells, initially augmenting rather than replacing Windows in a bid to greatly expand the new environment's installed base.

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Dell previews conceptual tablet running Windows 7

02/08/2011, 09:02 pm

Without providing a price or release date, Dell has begun showing a non-working prototype representing a 10 inch tablet running Windows 7.

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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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Android 3.0 Honeycomb more akin to Tablet PC than iPad

02/03/2011, 12:02 am

As Apple launched the first subscription app for iPad with News Corp., Google announced catchup steps for Android: new "Honeycomb" tablet support, a new web app store, and new in-app purchases all along the lines of what Apple delivered a year ago or more. But the next wave of Android tablets are far more like Microsoft's Tablet PC than Apple's streamlined, ultra simple iPad.

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Apple's share of tablet market slides to 77%, Android rises to 22% [u]

01/31/2011, 06:01 am

Despite posting impressive sales of the iPad last quarter, Apple saw its tablet market share drop from 95 percent to 77 percent as shipments of Google Android-based tablets chipped away at the company's tablet dominance, a new report says.

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iPhone, iPad extend lead over Android in mobile enterprise adoption

01/26/2011, 04:01 am

Enterprise mobile services vendor Good Technology reported a 64 percent increase in the iPad's share of all device activations over the past quarter among its more than 2,000 companies deploying mobile devices. The jump extended Apple's iOS lead over Android, with more than twice as many device activations over all of 2010.

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RIM PlayBook only garnering half the prelaunch interest of iPad

01/25/2011, 03:01 pm

An analyst's survey of 1,100 consumers found just 6 percent reporting they are "likely" to buy RIM's new playbook, less than half the number who said the same of Apple's iPad last February.

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Verizon leak shows Motorola's iPad challenger priced at $799

01/21/2011, 10:01 pm

A possible leak of Verizon's 'minimum advertised price' for the unreleased Motorola Xoom tablet lists a $799.99 price tag for the device, $70 more than a comparable iPad.

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Apple iPad sales slamming hard drive makers

01/20/2011, 04:01 pm

The outlook for hard drive manufacturers is getting jolted by the popularity of Apple's iPad as the market wakes up to the reality that a significant segment of personal computers will no longer user mechanical hard drives.

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Apple's Tim Cook dismisses Android iPad competitors as bizarre, vapor

01/18/2011, 07:01 pm

In addressing potential competitors of Apple's iPad, Tim Cook said he has "no concerns" about the the tablets being shown running Microsoft's Windows and Google's Android platform, specifically calling out existing Android offerings as "bizarre" while dismissing future models as vapor.

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