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San Mateo, Calif. – Tablet shipments were up almost 60 percent to 45.1 million units during the second quarter, but could have been even higher, according to an IDC report.
The research firm noted that shipments were down 10 percent from the first quarter of 2013 and it blamed the lack of a new iPad by Apple this spring as the culprit for the fall off.
Apple shipped 14.6 million units during the second quarter, down from 19.5 million during the previous quarter. Apple also saw a shortfall compared to 2012 second quarter when it shipped 17 million units.
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.
Arlington, Va. – Tablet ownership in the U.S. is expected to reach half of all households in the next 12 to 18 months according to Consumer Electronics Association research.
Four in 10 (41 percent) online U.S. consumers indicated they own a tablet, roughly on par with ownership rates reported in March 2013 (40 percent), according to CEA’s “Consumer Outlook on Tablets: Q3 2013” report, which examines trend information on consumer behavior and sentiment from April through June 2013.
Here are four scary factoids.
*About 25 percent of the 4 million Android apps currently available pose a security threat.
*About 40 percent of all smartphone owners have no idea that mobile security software exists.
*Smartphones do not ship with any security software installed.
*There is little effort on the part of, phone manufacturers, the carriers or retailers to inform consumers of the threat or security available.
Santa Clara, Calif. – A wide-ranging study by NPD DisplaySearch has found the majority of smartphone and tablet owners watch TV on the devices, but this habit is not crimping TV sales.
The Quarterly Multi-Screen Usage Study noted that 85 percent of tablet and 65 percent of smartphone users view online content via their device, instead of their TV, at least some of the time. However, this trend is not having a negative impact on larger-screen TV sales.
El Segundo, Calif. – Shipments of tablet displays are surpassing expectations as Chinese white-box manufacturers pour into the category, according to an IHS report.
Shipments are expected to increase 6 percent this year totaling 262 million, up from the 246 million originally forecast. Year over year shipments are up 69 percent from the 155 million shipped in 2012.
The main boost has come from Chinese smartphone makers who have jumped into the tablet business, said Ricky Park, IHS’s senior manager for large-area displays.
New York – There are a variety of ways tablets and smartphones can and should interact with a home’s main TV, and those mobile devices can also help in selling the experience at retail.
That was the consensus of a panel called “Selling The Second Screen at Retail,” held Thursday morning during the 2nd Screen Summit here, produced by the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance, and New Bay Media’s TWICE, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News.
New York — Barnes & Noble today began to spin down its Nook hardware business announcing it will partner with other vendors to develop co-branded devices.
BN said it its fiscal year statement that it saw a 34 percent decrease in its digital content segment, which includes devices, content and accessories, for its fiscal fourth quarter and a 16.8 percent drop for the year. However, content sales increased 16.2 percent for the year.
The company hopes to offset the loss attributed to hardware sales by stopping in-house manufacturing.
CE Week New York — Tablets will comprise about 80 percent of all computers sold by 2016, according to the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) most recent industry research.
Shawn DuBravac, the CEA’s chief economist and research director, and Jack Cutts, CEA’s business intelligence senior manager, gave this bit of data along with a wide overview of the computer and tablet market at the CEA Research Summit.
Stamford, Conn. – Gartner became the latest research firm to forecast a double-digit drop in shipments and massive tablet growth for 2013.
Desktop and notebook computer shipments are set to decline 10.6 percent to 305.2 million units worldwide this year and continue falling another 5.3 percent to 289.2 million in 2014.
Meanwhile tablet shipments will grow 67.9 percent to 201.8 million in 2013 and 36.8 percent to 276.2 million next year.
Ridgefield Park, N.J. - Samsung today revealed the pricing and shipping information for its previously announced Galaxy Tab 3 line.