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March 11, 2012

Tablet Users To grow to 236 Million by 2016, as PC era Ends

Press Release: Tablet Shipments to Reach 253m by 2016 as New Vendors Converge on Sector, Says Analyst Report by Juniper Research
: " - A new report by analyst firm Juniper Research forecasts that tablet shipments will reach 253 million by 2016, nearly a five-fold increase from the 55.2 million tablets the company expects to reach the market in 2011. With a second generation of Apple's iPad hitting the market earlier this year, other smartphone vendors have followed suit: HTC, LG, Motorola and RIM launched first generation models in 2011. As other opportunities elsewhere in the PC market diminish, leading players from this space - including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP and Toshiba - are also joining the fray."

Over half of annual Tablet shipments will have cellular connections by 2016 Shipments of tablets with additional cellular connectivity are currently much lower than those with only WiFi network access, but Juniper forecasts the balance will shift significantly. Network access will play a key role;According to Juniper report ,4G networks in developed markets will enable richer services over cellular connections.

October 28, 2011

100,00 Motorola Xoom Tablets sold in Q3, As Nokia battles $32 million Loss

Xoom was estimated by Deutsche Bank analysts to have sold about 100,000 units during the first 6 weeks of availability versus first-day sales of the iPad of 300,000 units. On April 28, 2011, Motorola announced during Q1 2011 earnings conference calls that over 250,000 units of Xoom were shipped to retail channels during the quarter
Motorola Mobility just announced its Q3 earnings yesterday , where it gave shipment numbers for its mobile devices. Most notably, it only shipped 100,000 Xoom tablets during the quarter. (That's shipped not sold.) Earlier in the year, Motorola had shipped 250,000 Xoom tablets in the first quarter and then 400,000 in the second quarter, making this quarter's trickle of 100,000 evidence that the Android 3.0 Honeycomb flagship has sunk.

The Xoom recently got a price cut to $400, but that was after Q3 ended.  Its too early  to know until early next year if the price cut helped push more Xooms to customers.
As a comparison, Apple announced it shipped 11.1 million iPads during Q3. Motorola has not been able to bring to market a cellphone that comes close to matching the popularity of the Razr cellphone from 2004.
Motorola Mobility announced  net loss of $32 million, in the third quarter, which ended Oct. 1. That compares with a loss of $34 million a year ago, when the company was still part of Motorola Inc. Motorola split into two companies in January.

After months of delays, Motorola also began upgrading Xooms to work with Verizon's LTE network. The process requires Xoom owners to send their tablets away for the upgrade though. Motorola shipped 11.6 million phones during the quarter, 4.8 million of them smartphones. That compares with 9.1 million phones, including 3.8 million smartphones, a year ago.

October 3, 2011

Tablets and Smartphones Account For 7% US Web Traffic

The latest data from comScore Device Essentials shows that tablets account for an increasing share of digital traffic as consumers continue to integrate these devices into their digitally connected life streams  streams.

In August 2011, 6.8% of digital traffic in the U.S. came from non-computer devices. Out of this 6.8%, mobile accounted for the largest share of non-computer traffic at 64.4%. Tablets accounted for 28.1% of non-computer traffic, while other devices (which includes iPods, e-readers, gaming consoles, etc.) accounted for 7.5% of traffic.

A closer look at digital consumption on tablets revealed that traffic originating from tablet devices has increased 5.4 percentage points to 28.1% share of non-computer traffic over the past three months. The Apple iPad/iPad2 accounted for 97% of all tablet traffic in August, dominating the tablet market.

May 2, 2011

Tablet Usage vs Print and Television Usage :

Admob (the mobile ad network owned by Google) recently surveyed 1431 tablet device owners to learn more about their usage habits. The survey found that gaming was the number 1 activity for tablet owners and searching is the 2nd most popular activity on tablet devices. This is noteworthy as this is a behavior change from traditional desktop and laptop usage, where searching the web and using email are the top activities.

However, what is truly remarkable about the behavior change reported in the AdMob study is that owners are now spending more time using their tablet devices than they are reading magazines or newspapers, listening to the radio, using their laptop or smartphone and watching TV.

Today, according to Morgan Stanely Research conducted recently, the primary use of tablets is toconsume content through activities like web browsing, social networking, and watching video. However, 20% of tablet owners also use the device to create or edit files regularly. While this figure is below the 34% of netbook owners and 56% of notebook owners that regularly use these devices to create or edit files, we believe the rate of introduction of new mobile applications and faster processors could increase these figures over time.
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