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New York – Tablets and smartphones are experiencing solid sales so far this holiday shopping season, according to Canaccord Genuity.
The firm said for November and the first part of December sales of iPad Air, mini were very strong, and it described sales as solid for the Samsung Galaxy, Amazon Kindle and Google Nexus.
Canaccord said these healthy sales will help Apple make tablet and smartphone market share gains for the fourth quarter.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
San Jose, Calif. — This month Acer will begin shipping its latest all-in-one PC, the Z3-600.
The Z3-600 is a 21.5-inch unit is a multifunction device that can act as a desktop computer, a portable unit with 2.5 hours of battery life, or a tabletop PC when its pivoted back is flat against the table for use as a gaming platform.
The Z3-600 has a 10-point multi-touch FullHD display and mounts twin 2.5-inch Harman Kardon speakers.
Round Rock, Texas — Dell will ship its first consumer-level Ultra HD monitor in early 2014, the company reported.
The UltraSharp 28 is a 28-inch Ultra HD unit that will ship in early 2014 with a sub-$1,000 price tag. The monitor will feature a pivoting stand, enabling it to be rotated into portrait mode, and inputs to display content from smartphones and tablets.
The unit will come with Dell Premiere Color and will support the major color industry standards, including 99 percent AdobeRGB, and will also have the ability to create custom color palettes.
El Segundo, Calif. — Touchscreen notebook sales may be set for expansion as IHS is forecasting an increase in shipment of touchscreen panels in the fourth quarter.
IHS expects 4.9 million panels to ship in the fourth quarter, up from the 4.4 million that shipped in the third quarter and 4.3 million in the second.
The research firm said new form factors, such as hybrid tablet/laptops, and the use of Intel’s Atom Bay Trail processor in new laptops will help increase sales going forward.
Framingham, Mass. – Worldwide shipments of PCs to consumers will fall 15 percent this year and there is little reason to believe the category will see positive growth in the future, according to a report by IDC.
IDC noted that several different reasons to not buy a new PC are now pressing down on the category. The primary cause remains consumer interest in tablets and smartphones, but second is that there is no compelling reason for people to go out and replace their current computer.
New York — Apple’s share of retail-level U.S. smartphone sales rose slightly year-over year in the third quarter, but the gain doesn’t yet fully reflect the impact of the new iPhones that went on sale Sept. 20, Kantar Worldpanel ComTech found in a consumer survey.
Fairlawn, N.J. - AnythingIT, a leading information technology electronics recycler and e-waste handler serving both government and commercial markets, will be hosting a Consumer Electronics Recycling Event on Jan. 9, 2014 from 10 am to 2 pm.
The event will allow the general public to recycle unwanted, displaced and unused consumer electronics at no cost at AnythingIT's headquarters, located at 17-09 Zink Place, Fair Lawn, N.J. 07410.
San Francisco — Apple announced immediate availability of OSX Mavericks, and in a surprise, said the update will be free for Macs back to 2007.
The company also boosted the power and speed of its 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros and added Retina displays to them, and it announced December availability of its Mac Pro.
Stamford, Conn. – Gartner is estimating that 2.32 billion tablets, PCs and mobile phones will ship worldwide this year, a 4.5 percent increase over 2012.
The report, issued today, did not contain any surprises. Tablet shipments are expected to jump 53.4 percent to 184.4 million and mobile phones will grow at a much slower 3.7 percent with 1.8 billion units shipped.
New York — Worldwide PC shipments in the third quarter hit recession level lows, although shipments in the U.S. were above 2012 levels, according to IDC and Gartner.
Overall, the back-to-school quarter saw Hewlett-Packard continue as the shipments leader in the U.S., while Lenovo retained a slim lead in the worldwide market.