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  • March 7, 2012
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From a report in FierceWireless about Forrester Reasearch’s latest: According to the research firm’s report, Apple still controls 73 percent of the tablet market, and other OEMs are struggling to catch up through improvements in services. Forrester found that Samsung has a 5 percent market share, Motorola Mobility (NYSE:MMI) has 4 percent and Acer a…

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From an article in TechCrunch.  It discusses data from Jumptab, a company that monitors web activity for advertising. More details therein: But while Apple has seen a huge jump in smartphone users following the launch of the iPhone 4S last year, Jumptap’s figures indicate that in tablets it has a strong competitor in the form…

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Digitimes Research reports, that global shipments of ereaders are expected to reach no more than 2 million units in the first quarter of 2012. It’s down from as much as 9 million in Q4 2011. The major reason of such a big decline is the success of Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet. One could say “success of…

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  • March 6, 2012
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Are tablets too distracting to make a good e-reading experience? This is a question we’ve looked at before, but various news sources keep picking it up like it’s a new idea—most recently, the New York Times. Tablet-users come up with some fairly imaginative metaphors to describe the easily-distracting experience: “It’s like trying to cook when…

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  • February 29, 2012
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Android tablets have nowhere near the market share that Adroid phones have captured.  Why is this?  Well, John Gruber, in Daring Fireball, speculates as to the reason: My hypothesis has long been that Android has very little traction in and of itself. What has traction is the traditional pattern where customers go to their existing…

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  • February 24, 2012
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Remember that $35 tablet from India? Surprise surprise: it hasn’t been doing so well. ZDNet Asia reports that India’s Union Human Resource Development Ministry is looking into upgrading the specifications for the tablet, and also bumping the price to $50. It turns out that users were less than impressed by the $35 device, finding it…

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  • February 24, 2012
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Amazon has sold a lot of Kindle Fires, but not as many as Anthony DiClemente once thought. The Barclays analyst now thinks Amazon moved five million units in the last few months of 2011. That’s down from his earlier estimate of 5.5 million, which was up from an even earlier estimate of 4.5 million. Of…

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  • February 23, 2012
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Remember how the Nook Tablet will only let you use 1 GB of storage out of its 16 GB internal storage for your personal items, reserving the rest for B&N store-bought content? With the early Nook Color, Barnes & Noble found that people were filling up internal space with their own things and not having…

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  • February 21, 2012
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The Verge reports that Barnes & Noble is placing a low-end version of its Nook Tablet in Wal-Mart, launching at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, February 22nd. The device will have only 8 GB of RAM, the same as the Kindle Fire, and is expected to launch at a lower price than the current 16GB model’s…

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  • February 15, 2012
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From E-Reader-info: E Ink published their January financial results, and the revenue was about $48 million – which is a 63% drop compared to last year (and 11% drop compared to December). Despite this the company is still expected to post revenues of over NT$40 billion in 2012 – a 5% increase over 2011. Some…