Tag Archives: Tablet

iPad Air takes home award for ‘best mobile tablet’ at MWC

Mobile World Congress is one of the most prominent mobile phone and tablet conventions in the world. Every year the Global Mobile Awards are awarded during Mobile World Congress, and sometimes the awards are given out to companies who, strangely, are not even in attendance at the congress. This year, Apple, a company known for not attending MWC, was…

iPad market share forecast looking gloomy?

According to the latest research by Citi Research, the iPad’s next quarter could see its year-on-year unit sales drop by as much as 7%. Glen Yeung, a Citi analyst, states that the iPad is “losing ground fast.” The reasoning behind it is all pretty simple. Apple’s iPad sales were down year-on-year last quarter, whereas industry growth overall was up…

Microsoft attacks multitasking on the iPad in new commercial

If you’ve seen any of the recent Microsoft vs. iPad commercials, you know that Microsoft is attempting to paint the iPad as a tablet that doesn’t have all the necessary features. For example, there have already been commercials from the Windows maker that claim that the iPad doesn’t have true multitasking. It looks as if Microsoft is trying to make that…

Tablet market now focused on 7-inch models

Tablets have changed the way we do almost anything. The introduction of the iPad has allowed users to switch their focus from needing a computer for surfing the internet and a phone to play a game, and has combined the best of both and has unified the best features from both computers and smartphones. However, because of the original iPad, large tablets…

Apple to lose domination of tablet market

Predictions from ABI Research released today suggest that Apple is going to lose its domination of the tablet market. Whilst no timeframe was placed on such a development, ABI claimed that the Chinese market would be the pivotal factor in the shift. Despite the fact that China is “passionate” about the Apple brand, there is currently a big push for…

Tablet sales could eclipse laptop sales by years end

Tablets have been becoming more and more popular ever since the release of Apple’s original iPad a few years back, and now a forecast from IDC is saying that this could be the year that tablet sales finally surpass that of laptop sales. The forecast is saying that an expected 229.3 million will be shipped this year, while only 144.5 million were shipped…

Windows 8 tablet ad pokes fun at iPad’s lack of real multitasking, SD card reader and AirPrint compatibility [video]

Yesterday a Windows 8 tablet vs. iPad showed up highlighting some of the difference between Apple’s tablet and the Microsoft slate. In that video the Windows makers used Siri’s voice to point out its weak points. This time around, it’s a classier and much simpler ad, highlighting similar things: lack of Office apps, multitasking and SD card reader. It’s a…