Post Tagged with: "2011"

Nokia Tops Windows Phone Manufacturers From Q4 2011

While there have been reports in the recent past that Nokia’s market share of Windows Phone devices was growing steadily since the launch of their Lumia line, it’s now official: Nokia is at the top of the list of Windows Phone manufacturers from Q4 2011…

2011: Year of the Smartphone, PCs Overtaken, Tablets Continue to Gain Ground

According to global shipment number estimates from Canalys, smartphone shipments overtook total client PC shipment numbers for the first time in 2011. The so-called “total client PCs” category includes tablets, netbooks, laptops, and desktops.

Total smartphone shipments in Q4 2011 grew 57% over the same…

Apple Ahead of HP in Global PC Sales, If You Count Tablets as PCs

Every once and a while a story crosses my desk that causes me to just shake my head.  Last year research group Canalys decided to include tablets in their calculations for ranking in the personal computing space.  Today they announced that Apple became the leading…

Acer to Merge Netbook & Ultrabook Category

Acer had an opening ceremony yesterday and commemorate the beginning of the lunar new year and chairman JT Wang they had a few new years resolutions to announce.  This year Acer will no longer be defending its position in the market and warns that they…

Acer & Asus: Optimistic About the Success of Ultrabooks

Digitimes is wrong again! Not entirely shocking but when I saw the headline I had to wonder since just yesterday Acer confirmed to its investors that they would be pushing Ultrabooks since they are a higher profit margin item.  Acer is in fact planning on…

Android Extends Lead in the US Smartphone Race

Android of Apple’s iOS? Nielsen reports that 43% of all US mobile subscribers now own a smartphone and 43% of them have a device running the Google OS. The 43% market share represents a 4 percent points increase compared to the Android result in Q2.…

Back to School 2011: Best Options for 11.6″ Netbooks

We’ve been getting a few questions about 11.6 inch Netbooks and well, notebooks because once your put a Core i series processor in your device, its not a netbook anymore!  Regardless of what you want to call them if you’re after an 11.6 inch device…

ASUS Reduces Eee PC Volumes Thanks to the Transformer’s Success

ASUS is seeing better than expected Eee Pad Transformer sales and due to its versatile form factor its decreasing its Eee PC volumes to compensate. With its detachable keyboard the Transformer fills the same category as the average netbook, its not surprising that a tablet…

ASUS Padfone to Ship with Ice Cream & Tegra 3 in Q4?

ASUS isn’t messing around when it comes to marking its territory in the tablet ecosystem shipping 400,000 tablets in the first half of Q1. They’ve released one of the most competitive Android Honeycomb tablets around with the Eee Pad Transformer not only because it under…

MasterImage Shows off 7″ No Glasses 3D with Airlines in mind?

No glasses 3D was a pervasive theme of Computex 2011 and chipset maker Texas Instruments (TI) has decided to up its ante in the space by announcing a partnership with MasterImage 3D.  We ran into these guys last year at Nvidia’s GPU conference and things…

Nvidia GPU Conference Taipei 2011: History of the GPU

Sanford Russel Director of CUDA Marketing gives us the history of the GPU at Nvidia’s GPU Conference 2011 in Taipei Taiwan, May 19th, 2011.
A GPU or Graphics Processing Unit is a processor attached to a graphics card which is dedicated to calculating floating point…

Intel/Android Devices on Display at IDF Beijing

Intel has gotten on board with Android and as a part of that push they have decided to cooperate with Taiwan-based notebook makers including Inventec and Compal Electronics. Supposedly the fruits of these ventures are going to be on display at Intel Developer Forum (IDF)…

Tap ‘n Tap: Android Tablet User Interface

Everyone is looking for the ultimate user interface for Android tablets, Tap ‘n Tap is looking to fill that role with on Android tablets targeted the home. Tap ‘n Tap has 4 types of Core Applications:
Stay Informed: Web Browser, News, Worldwide Weather
Stay Organized:…

Tablet Demand Might Push Notebook Panel Prices Up 2Q11

It might not seem logical since our tablet buddies are usually 7-10inches but mainstream notebook panel sizes like 14 & 15-inch might go up in price because of tablet demand. Digitimes says we might see the prices rise in Q2 2011 by a whopping 10%.…

HP promises webOS Netbooks as well as Phones & Tablets

HP has always been a company that keeps their sights set on the future and the future of WebOS is multiple devices. Smartphones and Slates have been on the table for a while, but it appears that there is word that Netbooks are in play…