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February 10, 2013

Why Smartphones and Tablets will Devour the TV

BII REPORT: Why The "Second Screen" Industry Is Set To Explode - Business Insider: Along with Watching television  todays users also work  on Tablets and smartphone, and might open Kindle to read the latest best seller

while also using a smartphone or tablet is one of the most popular leisure activities of the mobile era.
The mobile industry is working hard to create mobile apps and sites that relate to what's on TV, in order to capitalize on this behavior. 

This approach is often referred to as the "second screen," the idea being that the tablet or smartphone becomes a TV companion device, allowing for added levels of interactivity— whether on social networks or dedicated second screen apps and sites that complement on-air content.

According to Businessinsider  the 2nd Screen Usage is growing rapidly: 85% of smartphone users reported second screen-linked behavior at least once a month, over 60% reported doing it on a weekly basis, and 39% did so daily

  • In the U.S. alone, TV ad spending was $18.4 billion in the third quarter of last year, a $74 billion annual run rate. If mobile can carve out even a small share of that pile of dollars via second screen channels, it would boost the mobile industry tremendously.

  • Second screen isn't really a new activity: It's a natural update to the old ways of engaging with TV, like the old office water cooler conversations about last night's football game or popular TV drama. Moreover, second screen-type behaviors were already popular on desktops and laptops, before mobile came along and made it a lot easier to participate

  • April 12, 2012

    Samsung Posts Record Numbers,Take on iPad

    Samsung is now the world's largest smartphone maker churning out 28 million phones last quarter, according to data from Strategy Analytics.Samsung was officially the world's top technology firm by revenue, posted record quarterly profits of $5.15 billion on booming sales of its Galaxy smartphones and the Note, a mini-tablet and phone.
    Samsung, which raced to the top of the global smartphone rankings last year with close to a fifth of the market, from just 3 per cent in 2009, should consolidate its position against Apple Inc and others with more product launches, including a revamped Galaxy S, over the next few months.
    In the chart below you can see its unbelievable growth. It looks like the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy in June 2010 across all the major carriers was the main cause of its growth spurt.

    IDC Smartphone Shipments Comparison Q3,2011., International Data Corp. reports that the worldwide smartphone market grew 42.6 percent in the third quarter of 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010, with Samsung now out in front as market leader. That’s lower than IDC’s forecast of 49.1 percent for the quarter, however, and it’s also lower than second quarter 2011’s 66.7 percent growth.The top five mobile phone vendors for the third quarter are – in order – Samsung, Apple, Nokia, HTC and Research in Motion

    Read more at businessisnider

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    June 9, 2011

    HP "TouchPad Tablet " Coming on July 1st

    Source : Morgan Stanley  Research  on State of Tablets


    Hewlett-Packard will begin rolling out the WiFi-only version of its TouchPad tablet July 1, according to the company.HP’s first webOS tablet will be available in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France and Germany a few days later and in Canada in mid-July, with availability scheduled to follow later this year in Italy and Spain, as well as in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore.

    In the United States, HP will offer the 16GB version of the device for $499.99, and the 32GB for $599.99. The company plans on releasing what it calls a “connected” version of the TouchPad, which presumably means 3G capability, at an undefined date later this summer.with the option of either 16 GB or 32 GB of  Preorders in North America and Europe will begin June 19. 

    The 9.7-inch TouchPad uses  1.2GHz dual-core processor, Since unveiling the tablet in February, HP has been pushing it as an all-in-one device, equally capable of running apps and games, displaying e-books and periodicals, and Web-cruising with Adobe Flash and HTML5 support.

    The TouchPad runs the webOS operating system, which HP acquired along with Palm in 2010.HP bought Palm last summer for $1.2 billion, hoping to combine its WebOS software with a plethora of devices from smartphones to printers, gambling that there is room for yet another mobile software platform.

     According to some sources Walmart will be carrying the HP TouchPad for $599 for the 32 GB version, a price which would directly rival that of the Apple iPad.U.S. Other  retailers and commercial resellers for HP TouchPad will include Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot, Walmart, Sam’s Club, OfficeMax, among others.