I have to admit I have been a fan of the iPad mini form factor ever since it was introduced and have owned several versions. Over the last few days, I have spent some time with the latest generation of the iPad mini and absolutely loved it. The iPad mini is not for all but it is a great device and the form factor calls for some interesting use case. Here are my thoughts in this article.
A few months ago we reported that Samsung is working on a rugged Galaxy Tab 2 Active in two variants; SM-T390 and SM-T395 for Europe and Latin America markets and today the same has been leaked again. This time an image of the tablet and user manual of the SM-T395 have surfaced online revealing more details of the tablet. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 rugged tablet with S Pen, Bixby support, fingerprint sensor surfaces”
Micromax has launched Canvas Plex Tab that has been co-created by teaming up with digital platform Eros Now. As a result of this collaboration, the Canvas Plex Tab will come pre-loaded with Eros Now’s library of Bollywood and regional language films, music videos, TV shows, originals and more. It will come bundled with a one-year subscription to Eros Now digital service.
Despite notable product launches like the new lower priced iPad and products from other top-tier vendors, worldwide shipments for tablets declined 3.4% year over year in 2Q17, reaching 37.9 million, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.
The worldwide tablet market once again contracted in the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17) with total shipments of 36.2 million, a year-over-year decline of 8.5%, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. The first quarter contraction marks the tenth straight quarter that tablets have experienced a decline over the same quarter a year earlier, with the previous five quarters recording double-digit drops.
Continue reading “Worldwide tablet shipments decline 8.5% in Q1 2017: IDC”
Indian tablet market inclusive of slate and detachables ended the year 2016 with total shipments of 3.7 million units with a marginal annual drop of 3.1 percent, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). The research firm attributed the shipment decline to the continuing decrease in demand for tablets. Continue reading “Tablet shipments in India decline 3.1% in 2016, Datawind leads with 27.6% share: IDC”
Alcatel has unveiled three smartphones and a 2-in-1 tablet at the ongoing MWC 2017. The company has announced A5 LED, A3 and U5 smartphone while a PLUS 12 2-in-1 tablet. Continue reading “Alcatel A5 LED, A3, U5 smartphones, PLUS 12 2-in-1 tablet announced”
Amidst its preparation for MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2017, the South Korean tech giant, Samsung is reportedly working on a Windows-powered tablet leaving Galaxy Tab S3 from the scene. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Book Windows 10 Tablet with S Pen, 4G LTE surfaces”
Lenovo has announced the Yoga A12 convertible Android tablet with Halo keyboard. The tablet is sports a 12.2-inch HD display, measures 5.4mm thin and weighs less than a one kilogram. It has an aluminium and magnesium build. Continue reading “Lenovo Yoga A12 convertible Android tablet with Halo keyboard announced starting at $299”
Tablet market continued to decline in Q4 16 which marked the ninth consecutive quarter that tablet shipments have seen a nose dive. According to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, vendors shipped 52.9 million tablets in the fourth quarter, which was a decline of 20.1% from the same quarter one year ago.
A total of 1.06 million tablets including slate and detachables have been shipped in India in CY Q3 2016 remaining stagnant over the same period last year, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). The total tablet shipments grew 7.8 percent in Q3 2016 over Q2 2016.
Continue reading “Tablet shipments in India up 7.8% in Q3 2016, Datawind continues lead: IDC”
Tablets and laptops are great devices however, there are a lot of disadvantages that comes from having two separate devices. You have to worry about charging both of them, carrying them both and not to mention the fact that you have to find the funds to pay for them both. That is when 2 in 1s stepped in to provide the best of both worlds. 2 in 1s are more practical than ever and offer more practicality than having a separate laptop and tablet.
Soon after the launch of Ivory M4 tablet, the Noida-based handset maker Lava today launched Ivory POP tablet in India. It sports a 7-inch HD display, is powered by a 1.0 GHz quad-core Intel processor and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. Continue reading “Lava Ivory POP with 7-inch display, 3G and voice calling launched for Rs. 6299”
Google launched two new Nexus smartphones last year but did not release a tablet. This could change this year as Google is expected to launch successor for the Nexus 7 tablet.