With consumer iPad growth tapping out, Apple needs to do the unthinkable to push into line of business applications and vertical markets.
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No amount of new shiny tablets from Cupertino are going to change the fact that the iPad and its iCloud are unsuitable for the future of real enterprise applications.
Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 aren't doing well, but Microsoft can still make out with some help from Intel and Windows 8.1 If its great ARM experiment doesn't work out, supporting Microsoft's key applications on Android and iOS won't hurt.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates believes that iPad users are "frustrated". His solution to this frustration is Microsoft's Surface and Surface Pro tablets, which come with a keyboard, and more importantly, the Office suite of applications.
The media conglomerate's education arm is set to launch a low-cost Android tablet for the classroom in a bid to take a chunk away from the ever-growing iPad in education market.
Evernote continues to roll out free applications to improve your life and their new Food 2.0 application, optimized for the iPad, is perfect for holiday cooking.
The iPad continues its strong arm over the tablet market, but the holiday season should put more Android tablets in the hands of users.
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Everyone was gearing up for a Tablet Battle Royale between the iPad and the Windows 8 armada. Now comes spoiling for the fight over the enterprise is the small fleet of Google Chromebooks, led by the $249 Samsung ARM Chromebook.
All bets are now off. Microsoft has revealed the pricing for its ARM-based Surface tablet, and the bottom line pits it against the iPad. But does Surface have what it needs to take on the king of the tablet market?
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The world's cheapest computer is back on track, says the New York Times, which praises version 2 of the Aakash tablet for its solid technology.
Communications applications are dominant among small-business owners relying on the Apple iPad to run their operations.
Will Microsoft take the wraps off a new line of ARM-based tablets next week? I have no inside information, but I sure hope so, because all of the pieces are in place for a device that can elbow the Kindle Fire aside and give the iPad a run for its money.
Telecommunications carriers were already facing the difficult dynamics of a data-based mobile market where demand and revenues are following much different curves. Now that the new iPad has bowed, are telcos once-buoyant hopes for mobile broadband just going to end up sunk?
If the Daily.com is right, Microsoft's Office for iPad could be launching well ahead of Office for Windows 8 on ARM tablets.
More details have been released on the first version of Windows to be tailored to ARM's chips, which will have a number of restrictions for app developers
Apple's recent statement that an ARM-based MacBook is not on the table leads CNET to speculate on a new iPad with a Transformer-like keyboard. Count me in.
The Cambridge-based chip designer has reported rises in fourth-quarter profits, underpinned by success in smartphones and embedded systems and as it moves into Windows 8-based devices and servers
Just be careful when you're rolling them out...
In the run up to SAP TechEd Las Vegas there are three major themes we can expect to hear a LOT about:HANA - SAP's pitch for high speed, in-memory analytics and applicationsMobile - some of us have been privileged to see some pretty spiffy demos of new applications with plenty of iPad love thrown in.Analytics - activists in the BI space have been moaning about delays to GA for BI4.
In a snub to Samsung, contract chipmaker TSM has been chosen by Apple to begin punching out a trial run of next-generation A6 processors, expected to be used in iPads and iPhones
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