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March 26, 2011

SmartPhone Users Are Social Network Drivers

People who own smartphones are most likely to be hyper users of email and Facebook: 45% of smartphone owners check email constantly during the day (via multiple devices) and 28% check Facebook with the same frequency, according to a survey from ExactTarget.

Fewer non-smartphone owners check email (28%) and Facebook (12%) throughout the day.More smartphone owners check into Twitter constantly during the day: 5% do, whereas just 2% of non-smartphone owners check in that frequently.

Email, Facebook User Segments
Email users are less inclined to check email throughout the day, regardless of device:
  • 24% of email users check email via home computer constantly during the day.
  • 16% check email via home or work computer throughout the day.
  • 11% check email via mobile phone throughout the day

  • 2% check email via iPad or other tablet computer throughout the day.
Facebook users, meanwhile, check email more often than Facebook throughout the day:
  • 25% check email via home computer constantly during the day.
  • 17% check email via work or school computer throughout the day.
  • 14% check email via mobile phone throughout the day.

Source : Marketingprofs

March 23, 2011

The Tablet Growth Story Vs Installed Base of Internet, Mobile and Landlines

Apple's iPad tablet is probably the fastest-selling new consumer electronics device ever, but the potential for growth in the tablet market for Apple, Google, RIM and others is still massive.
Only 0.3% of the Earth's inhabitants owned a tablet at the end of 2010, RBC analyst Mike Abramsky notes today in a detailed, 88-page report about the future of the tablet market. That means 99.7% of the people on Earth still haven't bought a tablet yet!

In this chart, Abramsky plots the tiny smartphone and tablet user base (394 million worldwide) versus other market, such as TV subscriptions (600 million), total PCs (1.3 billion), and mobile subscribers (5.1 billion).
Abramsky predicts more than 400 million tablet users worldwide by 2014, including 185 million tablets sold in 2014. But he thinks Google Android, not Apple, will come to lead the market, representing 40% of the 2014 tablet market, versus 34% for Apple, 13% for Microsoft, 8% for BlackBerry, and 5% for HP WebOS.

March 21, 2011

Big Corporations Will Lead Tablet Growth

Enterprises will buy 50 times as many tablets in 2011 as they did in 2010, making them almost as common as netbooks.

That's great news for Apple -- and perhaps some of its tablet competitors like Research In Motion, which is targeting IT departments with features like security.  But it's not great for Microsoft, which won't have a tablet competitor out until Windows 8 in late 2012.

The prediction comes from U.K. market researcher Canalys, which says that enterprises bought about 20,000 tablets (or "pads") in 2010, but will buy more than 1.1 million this year -- a growth rate of more than 5,000%. Canalys also says that netbook sales will increase slightly, from 1.5 million to 1.8 million.

Both numbers pale against sales of traditional notebooks to enterprises, which will increase 11% to 96 million this year, Canalys predicts. Most of those notebooks will run Windows, so Microsoft's hold on the enterprise will remain relatively safe for now.

Canalys expects the notebook PC category to grow nearly 8% in 2011, despite the impact of pads, thanks to the ongoing Windows 7 refresh and improving business confidence in the commercial sector. Netbooks, however, will decline by about 13% to 34 million units. 

Overstocked retail channels in many countries, including the United States, much of Western Europe, China and Indonesia, will further hinder notebook growth in the first part of the year. Even Russia, where high oil prices have led to a PC boom, has become oversupplied.
Political revolutions and protests in the Middle East and North Africa have brought the markets there to a virtual stop, and it is difficult to predict how long this disruption will last. There is a risk that political turbulence will spread even further afield. In addition, the recent events in Japan will mean some short-term disruptions to the supply chain, but it will take weeks to fully assess the damage and consequences. Canalys expects that there will likely be a small noticeable impact to global PC shipments.

But consumerization is a big trend in IT. That means where consumers go, enterprises eventually follow.

And the consumer market contains much worse news for Microsoft. Canalys predicts that Apple and its competitors will sell 50 million tablets (up 200%) to consumers this year, versus 32 million netbooks (down 14%) and 113 million notebooks (up only 5%). 
Overall, Canalys says that every two tablets purchased will replace the sale of one netbook or laptop.

March 14, 2011

300,000 iPad 2 Sold in 24 Hours

The iPad 2 went on sale on Apple’s website at 4 am New York time, before appearing in US stores at 5 pm.Within hours Apple sold 300,000 of that version in 24 hours.The iPad 2 sold out in major U.S. cities within hours too. The sales numbers of the iPad 2 were estimated to be anywhere around 500,000 within the first three days of sale, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munste

The iPad 2 is available at 236 Apple stores. It’s also being sold at more than 10,000 outlets of AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Wal-Mart Stores, Best Buy and Target, according to Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster. It goes on sale in 26 other markets on March 25.

 Mashbale reports that According to a survey amongst 236 buyers waiting in line for the iPad 2, 70% of which turned out to be new to the device. 51% of the buyers were Mac users, while 49% were PC users; furthermore, 65% of the buyers owned an iPhone, and 24% owned a Kindle, but only 6% of users plan to read with the iPad 2. All of these indicate that the iPad is truly carving a niche of its own: it’s not perceived as an e-reader and it’s not too closely tied to Apple’s product ecosystem.

Last year, Apple had 221 stores and it sold the iPad through about 1,100 other outlets, according to Munster. Through December, it sold a total of 14.8 million iPads, generating $9.6 billion in sales.

It is estimated that Apple sold 400,000 to 500,000 iPad 2s, which would mean that the device has fared better than the original iPad, 300,000 of which were sold in its opening weekend.No official sales figures are available at the moment from Apple though. This is more or less on par with the numbers generated by the original iPad. Such is the demand that Apple's online store reflected a shipping delay of three to four weeks for the iPad 2.

The iPad line is the fastest-selling technology product in history, measured by revenue, said Tim Bajarin, an analyst at Creative Strategies Inc. In less than three months, it topped $2 billion — a milestone the iPhone took more than six quarters to reach. The second version has a head start on rivals, which are only now releasing their first models. It’s also benefiting from distribution through additional retail outlets. 

With 10,000 retail outlets participating in the iPad 2 launch, as opposed to 221 Apple Stores and about 1,100 Best Buy Stores for the original iPad, the launch day numbers for the tablet were bound to be impressive.

March 12, 2011

March 3, 2011

The iPad 2 Launch : A Giant Leap For Man.. Small leap For Apple

 The iPAD 2  has finally been launched . and yes contrary to speculation .. Steve Jobs was there on person to launch the  iPad 2.

The iPad 2 is thinner than the iPhone 4, twice as fast as the last tablet, camera-equipped, and goes on sale this month in a surprisingly fast roll-out that highlights the fierce competition in the tablet market.

Apple sold nearly 15 million iPads in nine months of 2010, two or three times as many as analysts had predicted. The company is expected to sell 30 million or more this year, which would generate close to $20 billion in sales. 

Tim Cook , who has run Apple in Jobs' absence, was present but took a backseat to his chief, who said rivals were just "flummoxed" by the iPad. The familiar sight of the Silicon Valley legend in a black turtleneck and jeans cheered fans and investors who had fretted about the health of the charismatic company co-founder. Shares of Apple, which had been flat, climbed as much as 1.4 per cent after he strode onstage.

In the run-up to the event, there had been almost as much speculation about whether Jobs would appear as there was about the device itself. Jobs, who has been treated for a rare form of cancer, had been on indefinite medical leave for an undisclosed condition.

Shares of Cupertino, California-based Apple rose 0.8 per cent to $352.07 on Nasdaq at mid-afternoon.

Tablets are seen as a must-have device for consumers and many businesses over the next few years. Analysts expect the market to surge to more than 50 million units this year, and 200 million units by 2015.

As in the smartphone market, Apple's chief rival is expected to be Google Inc's Android platform, which is free to license and is being used on a number of tablets. 

As apple Inc's maestro Steve Jobs took the stage to unveil the iPad 2 on Wednesday, drawing a standing ovation with his surprise return to the spotlight after a brief medical absence.