The fastest-growing category of portable computer is the tablet, which in 2011 accounted for some 15 percent of the market. A fiercely competitive market has developed, as Apple's competitors queue up to try and topple the iPad from its dominant position and gain traction in the developing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) IT landscape.
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Total touch-sensor area is expected to double this year to 25.5 million square meters in 2013, and increase to 35.9 million square meters in 2015.
Microsoft is targeting schools and universities directly with a Surface RT discount offer during the summer back-to-school buying season.
Much like cloud computing and big data, bring your own device has become an irritating buzzword that is being tossed around with unrelenting vigour in the IT industry, but mobility isn't just about BYOD.
If you thought you were seeing tablet computers everywhere, you were right. Over a third of Americans now own a tablet and more are buying them every day.
The 8-inch Galaxy Note 8 is reasonably comfortable to hold one-handed in portrait mode to make jottings with its pressure-sensitive pen, and is a delight to use. Still, you'll need to really want the added features that pen input brings to the device, because it's relatively expensive.
A quick round-up of Microsoft-related news of the week, with the latest on Surface, Microsoft reorg rumors and more.
Despite legal woes, Samsung will supply Apple with retina display screens for the new iPad range.
Microsoft is launching in U.S. and Canada dedicated store-within-a-stores for Windows PCs, Surfaces and other related products.
I use a lot of different devices productively, and it's not unusual to hear that a particular gadget I use is not the best for that. Mentioning the iPad mini as a productivity tool sets some folks over the edge.
Some have accused Apple of copying the user experience of its competitors for the latest version of its mobile OS. Some are complaining that the changes are too drastic, or have not gone far enough. The reality is that the future of computing has one ultimate and common goal, which is to eliminate the user interface altogether.
Actually, Apple's forthcoming iOS 7 isn't so much an Android clone as it is a mashup of everyone else's mobile operating systems.
In 2005 Bill Gates demonstrated a mini-tablet mockup that looked surprisingly like the iPad mini of today. Unlike the little iPad from Apple, Microsoft never produced the Haiku.
Microsoft is continuing to roll out updates and fixes for its Surface RT and Surface Pro devices each month, as part of its Patch Tuesday process.
Microsoft is working extremely hard to get Windows 8 just right on tablets that consumers love so much. That strategy may not pan out due to one simple thing.