PC sales have dropped and are set to dip lower than initial projections, according to IDC in its Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. The updated forecasts reflect a significant drop in actual PC shipments in Q1 2013, and a shift in focus as computer makers start paying more attention to alternative form factors such as hybrids and slate-based devices.
Major chip vendors Intel and Qualcomm "missed the tablet boat" in 2012, and their future success hinges on Microsoft's Windows tablet operating system, judged Stuart Robinson, director of the handset component technologies service at Strategy Analytics.
Apple's iPads accounted for 81.9 percent of United States and Canadian tablet web traffic in March, up 1.4 percentage points from February, according to the latest figures from online advertising network Chitika.
Samsung took on Apple in the small tablet space with the Saturday launch of its Galaxy Note 8.0 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Can the tablet replace the laptop or desktop PC? Don Reisinger of eWeek doesn't think so. Post-PC era or not, some of the reasons shared by Reisinger resonate with me.
Will our future work machine be a powerful tablet that docks to an external keyboard and a high-definition display at our work desk?
The cannibalization of PCs by tablets is not just a figment of your imagination, and can be substantiated by hard figures. Well, at least according to the numbers made public by Nvidia at a conference call with analysts.
Orlando, Fla.-- Microsoft is hoping Windows 8 will shore up its position in the enterprises, which has been eroded by inroads from BYOD devices such as Apple's iPhone and iPad and Google's Android phone. Gartner, for one, is throwing some cold water on Microsoft's hopes.
U.K.-based security firm Context Information Security is warning that the Samsung Galaxy Tab is not ready for enterprise use because of serious security problems, but that Research in Motion's BlackBerry Playbook has sufficient security for the enterprise.
The Russian Defense Ministry has developed a tablet based on the Android OS that has been stripped of all software that could compromise Russian security.