Posts tagged budget Android tablet
Have we hit Peak Tablet? IDC says maybe
November 26, 2014 | 6:25 pm
A new study from International Data Corporation (IDC) minces no words about its prognosis for the global tablet market, predicting "a massive deceleration in 2014 with year-over-year growth slowing to 7.2%, down from 52.5% in 2013." The forecast also highlights "the expectation that 2014 will represent the first full year of decline in Apple iPad shipments." The conceptual nugget at the heart of this statistical breakdown is that: "in the early stages of the tablet market, device lifecycles were expected to resemble those of smartphones, with replacement occurring every 2-3 years," as Ryan Reith, Program Director with IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile...
Acer Plans to Launch $99 Tablet
December 26, 2012 | 5:08 pm
Acer is planning to launch an Android tablet priced around US$99 early next year, a person with direct knowledge of the project said. The world's fourth-largest PC maker by shipments hopes to be the first big-brand company to launch a tablet priced to jostle with Chinese white-box tablet makers for consumers in developing countries. At seven inches with a 1024 x 600 resolution screen and 1.2GHz dual-core processor, the so-called Iconia B1 tablet will have somewhat similar specs to Amazon's Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble's Nook Color. But Acer plans to undercut those best-selling tablets’ US$139 price tag by offering the Iconia B1...