Report: Smaller Tablets Gaining Favor

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Recent market data indicate a decided shift on the part of tablet buyers towards smaller formats: while sales of 9.7″ tablets collapsed from 7.4 million to 1.3 million in January, sales of devices measuring between 7″ and 9″ rose from 12 million to 14 million,...Learn More

Report: Smartphone, Tablets Increasingly Used as Portable Music Players

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Smartphone and tablet users are increasingly using their devices as portable music players, driving growth in accessory devices, such as wireless speakers and headphones, that enhance the listening experience, according to a new study from The NPD Group. Forty percent of tablet owners said they...Learn More

IDC Sees Strong Demand for Printing from Smartphones, Tablets

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Surging smartphone and tablet adoption will create ripple effects that will encompass printing, scanning, document management, and print volumes in “surprising ways over the next five years,” according to the results of an International Data Corp. (IDC) survey of smartphone and tablet users. Growing travel...Learn More

Report: Smartphone Users Consume More Mobile Data than Tablets Users for the First Time

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Tablets have skyrocketed in popularity, but smartphone users consume more mobile data than tablet users. That’s a first, according to Arieso’s third annual report on the latest trends in mobile data usage. Mobile data usage continues to rocket with the proliferation of new devices and...Learn More

Report: 90% of U.S. Pay TV Customers Can Get TV Everywhere

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Broadband penetration will surpass 650 million households worldwide this year and nearly 430 million of those households are equipped with a home data network, according to new white paper from Parks Associates titled “Trends, Technologies, and Ecosystems: Evolution of the Digital Home.” Parks’ analysts see...Learn More

Report: Kindle Fire, Other Tablets Make Small Gains Against iPad

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Just how many tablets were sold this holiday season is still to be determined, but Chitika Insights, the market research arm of online ad network Chitika, believes it will prove to be  the biggest season ever for tablet sales  — and that iPad competitors will make...Learn More

Nielsen: More than 80% of Tablet Owners Use Them While Watching TV

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Smartphone penetration in U.S. homes is now more than 50%, but tablet adoption is rising fast. Within a two-year period, nearly 20% of U.S. homes have become home to at least one tablet — and both devices increasingly are being used while watching TV, according...Learn More

Report: Smartphones, Tablets Rate Highly on Consumer Ad Recall

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Connected devices rate highly among consumers when it comes to ad recall and response, “with one-third of U.S. tablet owners and 40% of U.S. smartphone owners recalling an in-app ad shown on their device,” according to new research from Parks Associates. Conducting research commissioned by...Learn More

CDW: 89% of Small Business Employees Use Their Own Wireless Device for Work

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Nearly all small business mobile device users (94%) believe their mobile devices make them more efficient, according to results from a new survey released by technology solutions provider CDW LLC. Some two-thirds (67%) believe their companies would be less competitive without them, “which may explain...Learn More

Digital Home: Pursuing Video Harmony in a Multiscreen World

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As the amount of video playback devices in the home proliferates, service providers need to look beyond delivering raw bandwidth, and focus on delivering the right bandwidth to the right devices. As multiple devices jockey for bandwidth, service providers will be challenged to ensure smartphones,...Learn More

Report: Tablets Get High Satisfaction Scores as PC Sales Erode

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PC industry U.S. customer satisfaction has improved this year—up 2.8% from 2011–reaching an all-time American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI)-high of 80 as the “transformation toward smaller, more mobile computing and away from desktop computing” unfolds. 2012’s all-time high “blasts away” the previous ACSI high of...Learn More

NOOK Video is Latest OTT Entrant

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Barnes and Noble (B&N) is expanding their scope by launching a new OTT video service, NOOK Video. The branding comes from B&N’s NOOK tablet line, which competes directly with the Amazon Kindle tablet family and the Google Nexus 7, in the 7 inch tablet arena....Learn More

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