Posts Tagged ‘tablet’

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Rebuttal: 10 Reasons To Not Buy A Windows Tablet

ZDNet posted an article entitled: 10 Reasons To Buy A Windows Tablet Instead Of The iPad Or Android.

If you haven’t got anything good to say about anyone, come sit by me. ~ Alice Roosevelt Longworth

The ZDNet article proves to me …

by John Kirk   |   March 20th, 2014
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How The Tablet Made An Ass Of The PC

If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself. ~ Einstein

Many tech watchers STILL don’t understand what a “disruptive innovation” is. I’m no Einstein, but I’m going to try to explain it in terms …

by John Kirk   |   January 9th, 2014
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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Or more. Alex Greer posted the following picture on Twitter under the caption: I turn around and find my parents at the kids’ table at the @apple store. ~ @alexpgreer Now what can this picture …...

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by John Kirk   |   December 24th, 2013
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Tablet Metaphysics

Are you ready for some Tech Metaphysics? “Aristotle drew a distinction between essential and accidental properties. The way he put it is that essential properties are those without which a thing wouldn’t be what it is, and accidental properties are those …...

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by John Kirk   |   December 10th, 2013
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How the Tablet is Killing the PC

IDC recently released its forecast of PC sales for the last quarter and said PC shipments were down 13.9%. It laid much of the blame on Windows 8, but I am not sure this analysis is completely correct. While others …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   June 7th, 2013
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The Microsoft Surface Was Made For Surfaces…But That’s Not What Tablets Were Made For

The first Microsoft Surface Ad is out. It’s called “The Surface Movement” (although it probably should be called “Click”). In his article entitled: Marketing Surface and Windows 8, Ben Bajarin focuses on what the ad communicates to potential buyers. My …

by John Kirk   |   October 16th, 2012
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The Return of the Tablet PC

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Microsoft’s decision to offer tablets in two flavors–Intel-powered slates running full windows 8 and ARM-powered units running Windows RT–has created a marketing and branding problem for manufacturers: How these very different products going to be distinguished for …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   October 9th, 2012
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HP’s Surprising Tablet Attack

I recently attended HP’s Securities Analyst Meeting (SAM) where HP made its case to Wall Street on why investors should believe in
the company and buy the stock. I will write about the conference later when I have thought through …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   October 9th, 2012
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The iPad Is Selling like Mad And Making The Competition Sad

At the iPhone 5 event held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, Tim Cook announced these facts regarding iPads:

1) Last quarter, Apple sold 17 million iPads.
2) Apple sold more iPads than any PC manufacturer sold of their entire PC lineup.
3) Apple …

by John Kirk   |   September 18th, 2012
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Google Created the Mess and Now Must Fix Android Tablets

Android for phones by any measure has been a success, while Android for “premium” tablets by every measure has been a disaster.  According to IDC, the iPad held 55% market share of all tablets in Q4 2011.  When you remove …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   April 3rd, 2012
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Apple’s Brand Unraveling? Ridiculous!

I came across an article yesterday in which the headline screamed out “Apple’s Brand Unraveling.” The author even went on to call the new naming of the new iPad “weird.”

Apple’s brand unraveling is the furthest thing from the truth. …

by Tim Bajarin   |   March 8th, 2012
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Let’s Stop Classifying the iPad as a PC

Last month, Canalys reported that “Apple is on track to become leading global PC vendor”. That would be a tremendous accomplishment, given that no reports had Apple in the top 5 at the end of 2010. How will Apple accomplish …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   December 6th, 2011
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7″ Media Tablets Like Kindle Fire…”Dead On Arrival”?

UPDATED with Amazon Kindle “Fire” references.

A few weeks ago, TechCrunch reported that Amazon’s 7″ Kindle tablet was “very real” and would ship for the 2011 holidays.  (UPDATED: Now rumored to be called “Kindle Fire“.  ) Almost a year before that, Wired’s …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   September 8th, 2011
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Is there a market for Good Enough “Tablets?”

In April I wrote in my PC Mag column about Amazon Stealing Android from Google and argued in this piece that Amazon was most likely building their own proprietary approach to integrating their overall Android Store and a set of …

by Tim Bajarin   |   September 7th, 2011
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Amazon Plans on Stealing Android Developers From Google

You may think such a statement sounds absurd. However if a recent report from MG Siegler at TechCrunch is true then Amazon wants to lure Android developers for their own version of Android and Kindle products.

Tim Bajarin in an …

by Ben Bajarin   |   September 2nd, 2011
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Why non- iPad Tablets Aren’t Selling Well is Fundamental

So why aren’t non-iPad tablets selling as well as the iPad? I read a very interesting article Wednesday from James Kendrick at ZDNet. His contention is that one of the biggest issues is competing with Apple’s “consistent marketing experience”. I …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   August 18th, 2011
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Android is Finally Ready for the Tablet Market

Over the last few weeks, Android for Tablets (aka Honeycomb) 3.2 started rolling out to tablets like the Asus Transformer and the Motorola Xoom. While the announcement of Android 3.1 was met with great fanfare at Google I/O 2011, …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   August 12th, 2011

Do Students Hate Textbooks More than They Like Sex?

It’s no secret that students hate both buying bloated, overpriced textbooks and lugging those bricks around in their backpacks. But we didn’t know how much.

A new survey sponsored by Kno, Inc.–which, not coincidentally, is in the business of e-textbook software–found …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   July 28th, 2011
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Why Apple Can’t Chase the Low End

In a post here earlier today, Ban Bajarin dismissed the frequent criticism of Apple for failing to serve the low end of the computer market. Ben focused on consumers’ willingness to perceive, and pay for, value in Apple’s relatively expensive …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   July 22nd, 2011
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The Need for Smarter Mobile Notifications

Push notifications on our smart phones and tablets are shaping up to be a central part of our experiences with those devices. The concept itself has many benefits, particularly where it lets us get information quickly and choose …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 18th, 2011
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The Revenge of Pen Computing?

I’ll admit, when I heard about HTC adding pen capability to its tablet, I rolled my eyes and wrote it off. Then I watched HTC’s promotional video on the HTC Flyer and read comments from respected journalists and analysts and …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   July 15th, 2011
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The Asus PadFone is a Glimpse of the Future

As a part of my work as an industry analyst I do a great deal of thinking about the future. Many of the projects we get pulled into and asked to add analysis on are related to the …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 15th, 2011
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Why Convertible PCs Are About To Become Very Popular

Convertible computers are those that can serve as a standalone media tablet and, when attached to a keyboard, can serve as a notebook. I believe that in 2013, these will be immensely popular. This is aggressive for many reasons, primarily …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   July 13th, 2011
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10 Days With the HP TouchPad Tablet

 
As I have described in previous posts on my AMD blog, part of my job entails forecasting future usage models for consumers and businesses. One of the various techniques I use is living with today’s technology and then extrapolating forward. …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   July 12th, 2011
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A Sure Sign of Real Trouble at RIM

The senior Research In Motion executive who chose to vent his (or her) frustration in a open letter to Boy Genius Report may not have chosen the most graceful way to make those views known. But the writer may well …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   June 30th, 2011