Tablets Overtook Netbooks in Q2

Netbooks (small form-factor, lower-priced, less powerful laptops) took a beating in the second quarter. When the folks at market researcher ABI Research tallied the numbers, they found media tablet shipments in the second quarter reached 13.6 million units, compared to just 7.3 million for netbooks. In Q1, netbooks were ahead with 8.4 million units compared […]

Can Amazon Lift the Sinking Android Tablets?

To digital media aficionados, a group that includes yours truly, one of the most anticipated events is the upcoming launch of Amazon’s tablets. Let’s make it the supposed launch since Amazon has yet to officially announce its tablet strategy. But the rumors are flying fast and furious. Amazon will launch three tablets. No, there will […]

Non-iPad Tablets Should Roll Over & Die

The yawning gap between market leader Apple and the rest of the Tablet vendors (Motorola, Samsung, Acer, Asus, HP and the like) is growing wider. A couple of days back during a visit to Staples, we found the U.S. office supplies store offering $100 instant rebate on all tablets except the Apple iPad and HP’s […]