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Apple Losses Large Tablet Market Share to Android in 3Q12

Published on October 27, 2012, in Market Share.

According to a report by research firm Strategy Analytics, Apple couldn’t have launch the iPad mini at a better time as shipments of Android tablets surged to a new high in the third quarter of 2012, accounting for 41 percent of all tablets shipped. Neil Mawston, Strategy Analytics’ executive director, says that there’s no one Android tablet responsible for

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Tablet Sales Continue to Soar

IDC updated its worldwide Media Tablet forecast on projected fourth quarter strong demand and expected new key product launches. International Data Corporation (IDC) increase its forecast by 9 percent from 107.4 to 117.1 million units for the whole year. The firm also revised upward its 2013 forecast number by14 percent from 142.8 to 165.9 million units. And expects that in just 4

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How Tablets are Changing the Global IT World

Published on August 19, 2012, in Market Share, Tablets.

Most IT and business professionals have a company assigned Smartphone, a work laptop and according to an IDC survey based on a sample of 3124 respondents, 71 percent now have a tablet. The vast majority of these 61 percent use this daily for work. Of those who don’t own a tablet 80% intend to buy one over the

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Tablet Shipments in 2Q 2012 Continues to be Strong

Published on August 2, 2012, in Market Share, Tablets.

IDC just released their worldwide quarterly Tablet tracking report, led by a  record-setting quarter for Apple the Media Tablet market reached a better-than-anticipated second quarter. Shipments are up by 66.2% year-over-year to 25 million units, up from 15 million units in the second quarter of 2011 and up by 33.6% from the first quarter of 2012 with 18.7 million units. Apple

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Why Apple Missed Q3 Financial Results and How Does it Affect the NAND Market

Apple in 2007 reinvented the Smartphone market with the introduction of the iPhone, since then many have tried to copy the iPhone and Apple is fiercely fighting back in many legal battles around the world, however Apple kept leading the market all the way up until 2011. 2011 was a tough year for Apple as its CEO,

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Can NOR Flash Survive the Post Mobile Phone Age

Published on July 14, 2012, in FAB.

iSuppli released a report tracking the NOR Flash market, although StorageLook does not track the NOR Flash market we found the report to be a very interesting view on the NAND market as it replaces NOR in mobile phones. Mobile handsets and smartphones just aren’t cutting the mustard anymore for NOR flash memory usage –

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Microsoft Shows Cracks in its OEM Pricing Strategy

After launching its own Tablet and hearing complains from its partners that they are unable to compete against the iPAD and Android Tablets with its original $85 Windows RT pricing, Microsoft showed a move to the right direction and reduce the Windows RT OEM price to $50-65. According to DigiTimes, Microsoft has updated its licensing

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Rumors of Apple iPad Mini Resurface

Published on July 5, 2012, in Rumor, Tablets.

Ever since Apple launched the iPad in 2010, there have been rumors that Apple will launch a smaller and cheaper version of their tablet – unofficially dubbed iPad mini. Android Tablet makers unable to compete against Apple’s iPad dominance in the Tablet market, found their place in entry level $199 – $249 price range with Amazon Kindle Fire leading this

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Is This The Beginning of The End For Microsoft

Published on June 30, 2012, in OEM, SSD, Tablets.

We have reported in the past that PC vendors are struggling to build Ultrabooks and Tablets based on Microsoft Windows 8 OS, and now it seems that as Microsoft is continuing to insist on selling its OS for $85 to PC OEMs. Now we hear that many of it’s loyal partners have decided that their new BFF

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Microsoft Launched First Own-Brand Tablet

Published on June 20, 2012, in Tablets.

While PC vendors are struggling to launch a Windows 8 Tablet due to high OS costs, Microsoft on Monday unveil its own branded Tablet named Surface,  a sleek and thin magnesium slate with the intended to set the stage for Windows 8 and Windows RT The surface is  9.3-millimeter thick tablet, which includes a magnesium case that

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