Smart Watches Will Hit 39M By 2018: IHS

TWICE Staff On Sep 9 2013 - 12:00am

Smart Watches Will Hit 39M By 2018: IHS

 

ENGLEWOOD, COLO. — Global smart-watch shipments are likely to be limited in the near term, according to a preliminary forecast issued by IHS.

Shipments are expected to reach 268,000 in 2013, and will hit 2.6 million units in 2014. In the longer term, shipments are expected to reach much higher volumes, with units rising to nearly 39 million units in 2018, the research firm said.

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Installed Connected Devices Top Half Billion: NPD

TWICE Staff On Sep 9 2013 - 12:00am

Installed Connected Devices Top Half Billion: NPD

 

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — The long-promised “connected home” has arrived, confirmed research by The NPD Group, which put the number of devices installed within U.S. homes that are actively connected to the Internet at 520 million.

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CEA: Consumer Confidence In Tech Spending Up

TWICE Staff On Sep 9 2013 - 12:00am

CEA: Consumer Confidence In Tech Spending Up

 

ARLINGTON, VA. — Consumer confidence toward technology spending rose in August, but sentiment toward the overall economy dropped, according to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

The CEA Index of Consumer Technology Expectations (ICTE), which measures consumer expectations about technology spending, increased by 1 point in August to 87.2. This is the highest point it has reached in 2013.

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J.D. Power: Wireless Purchase Experience Improves In First Half

Joseph Palenchar On Aug 26 2013 - 12:00am

J.D. Power: Wireless Purchase Experience Improves In First Half

 

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, ILL. — Consumer satisfaction with their cellular purchase experience through carrier-direct channels rose among all four national contract carriers in the first half compared with the second half of 2012, a J.D. Power survey found.

AT&T’s customer satisfaction rose the most, putting the carrier in the top spot for the first time in the survey’s 10-year history.

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Gap Intelligence Report: LED Supplants CCFL TV Retail Placements

Greg Tarr On Aug 26 2013 - 12:00am

Gap Intelligence Report: LED Supplants CCFL TV Retail Placements

 

SAN DIEGO – A recent study of retail LCD TV placements by market research firm Gap Intelligence revealed that most top TV manufacturers stopped producing CCFL-backlit LCD TVs in 2013, and LED-edge and backlit LED models now dominate the marketplace.

LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba and Vizio no longer produce CCFL-lit models, even in the most entry-level TVs, Gap pointed out.

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CE Spending Plans Mixed For Back-To-School, Polls Show

Alan Wolf On Aug 12 2013 - 12:00am

CE Spending Plans Mixed For Back-To-School, Polls Show

 

WASHINGTON — A spate of back-to-school shopping surveys are painting a mixed picture for CE sales for students.

As the first major shopping period of the calendar year, backto- school business is monitored closely by retailers, manufacturers and analysts as a barometer for the all-important holiday season ahead.

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China Tops U.S. As Leading PC Market For First Time

Doug Olenick On May 6 2013 - 12:00am

China Tops U.S. As Leading PC Market For First Time

 

EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. — For the first time in 2012 China outpaced the United States and became No. 1 in the PC market, according to IHS iSuppli.

IHS reported that 69 million PCs were shipped into the Chinese market last year, compared with 66 million into the U.S.

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CEA: Mobile Products Driving Industry Sales

TWICE Staff On May 6 2013 - 12:00am

CEA: Mobile Products Driving Industry Sales

 

ARLINGTON, VA. — Consumers’ desire for mobility is driving sales of tablets, smartphones, e-readers and wireless mobile hot spots, according to a new study released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

The “15th Annual Household CE Ownership and Market Potential Study” also found that CE spending is up for individuals (35 percent) and households (36 percent) over the last 12 months.

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2.4B Connected Devices To Ship In 2013

Doug Olenick On Apr 22 2013 - 12:00am

2.4B Connected Devices To Ship In 2013

 

NEW YORK — Gartner is forecasting double-digit worldwide growth for mobile phones, tablets and ultrathin laptops for the next four years.

The only category expected to decline during this period is desktop PCs and laptops.

The research firm reported that 2.4 billion connected devices will ship this year, up from 2.2 billion in 2012. This figure will climb to 2.6 billion by 2014 and hit 2.96 billion by 2017.

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IDC: 1 Billion Smart Connected Devices Shipped In 2012

Doug Olenick On Apr 8 2013 - 12:00am

IDC: 1 Billion Smart Connected Devices Shipped In 2012

 

FRAMINGHAM, MASS. – More than 1 billion smart connected devices shipped worldwide in 2012, a 29.1 percent increase, according to IDC’s “Smart Connected Device Tracker” report.

The category, which encompasses desktop PCs, notebooks, tablets and smartphones, will continue its hockey-stick-growth curve, with shipments hitting 2.2 billion by 2017. This is expected to generate about $814 billion in revenue, up from $576.9 billion in 2012.

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