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Are you now using your PC less? According to a recent report from the NPD Group research firm, us computer owners are now spending more and more time using our mobile phones and tablets for tasks that could have otherwise been done on a computer.
I’m pretty sure that most of you have heard of Samsung’s Galaxy Note. Samsung first announced the phone last August during the IFA 2011, and released it sometime in October that year. With a screen of 5.3″, you could consider it a “phablet” — ie a phone and tablet in one.
After the success of the Google Nexus 7, it seems as if the tech giant is about to take a bite into the 10-inch range with a Nexus-branded tablet of it’s own. This time however, it seems as if Samsung will be given the almighty job of building the tablet,
HTC will launch a follow up tablet to the Flyer in the UK.
The Taiwanese firm predominantly makes smartphones but a spokesperson for HTC told PC Advisor a tablet will ‘definitely’ arrive. It’s not clear when this will happen but it will be the first tablet from HTC to launch in the UK since May last year.
The New iPad, as you all know, is Apple’s latest flagship device. Having sold over 3 million units in its opening weekend, along with being complete with Retina Display, a 5MP camera, an A5X Processor and more, you could argue that it is the best tablet out there on the market. Don’t get me wrong, I love the New iPad much more than my iPad 2, however, it’s still far from perfect. There’s a lot of word out at the moment of all the “problems” so I am going to cover many of them and “tell it to you straight”.
The New iPad, iPad 3, the new iPad 3… whatever you call it, is Apple’s latest addition to its tablet range. From the outside, it really does look like the iPad 2, however, it couldn’t be any less different, with an overhaul on the innards.
The question most people ask when it comes to the new iPad is: what’s different from the old one?
More and more retailers are looking upon Apple products with disdain, particularly the iPad. The Cupertino-based company has become that guy on the team that nobody likes, but he’s too good to trade.
It’s a situation where retailers need Apple much more than Apple needs them and, as a result, retailer profit margins are thinning, and popular stores – like a Best Buy or Radio Shack – are praying manufacturers will produce a competitive Android tablet to even things out.
Google has seen a sharp rise in global market share for its Android tablet computers, dramatically eating in to Apple’s iPad dominance.
In the last three months of 2011, Android tablets accounted for 39% of the worldwide tablet computer market, up from 29% earlier in the year, according to a survey from Strategy Analytics.
Apple, on the other hand, saw its dominance fall from 68% to 58% in the same three months. Microsoft is still playing catch up in the tablet market, accounting for just 1.5% although we expect to see new Windows 8 powered devices launch this year.
As the battle begins for the best product from CES Acer have officially come out with a full-HD, quad-core Iconia tablet set to make a stir.
Acer recently announced that they have a full-HD quad-core Tegra 3 tablet in the works that will head up their Iconia Tab range in the form of the A700.
While initially focusing on their cloud-based ventures, the press conference at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) then ended with the company announcing that they would be launching an Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet in the near future.