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As Adobe Flash fades from mobile phones, HTML5 adoption already exploding

December 7th, 2011

Adobe announced last month that it was finally putting an end to its efforts with Flash Player for mobile devices, deciding to instead focus on native smartphone applications utilizing Adobe AIR. The wide adoption of HTML5 is seen as one of the driving forces behind Adobe’s decision to discontinue Flash development with regard to the …

ABI: Global LTE connections to approach 80 million in 2013

October 25th, 2011

LTE networks in the United States are expanding at a remarkable pace — after less than a year, the U.S. is already the global 4G LTE leader by subscription volume — and global LTE growth is expected to remain strong in the coming years. Market research and intelligence firm ABI Research last week said that …

Microsoft to own 15% of tablet market in 2014

September 15th, 2011

Microsoft gave the world a closer look at Windows 8 on Tuesday and while we all wait to see what the tech giant will actually deliver, the company’s vision is believed by some to embody the future of personal computing. Of course Microsoft’s vision entails a multi-pronged approach, but all eyes are on one prong in particular …

RIM may be rushing BlackBerry Colt QNX phone amid weak BlackBerry 7 sales

September 9th, 2011

Research In Motion is said to be rushing its first QNX-powered smartphone to market in light of underwhelming BlackBerry 7 devices sales. In a note to investors on Friday, Jefferies & Company analyst Peter Misek suggested demand for RIM’s new smartphones is not meeting expectations. An earlier report indicated that sales to enterprise customers have been …

Canaccord sees slow PlayBook sales as iPad 2 continues to dominate tablet market

September 7th, 2011

Slower than expected sell-through of Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet has prompted investment bank Canaccord Genuity to slash its sales estimates for RIM’s first tablet. BGR noted last week that Best Buy’s Labor Day sale likely indicated slow sell-through of at least one PlayBook model, and it looks like a recent round of checks jibes …

iPhone estimates trimmed by 10%, Apple still projected to be top vendor in 2011

September 6th, 2011

Apple has been projected by DigiTimes Research, the market research and analysis arm of DigiTimes, to become the world’s top global smartphone vendor by shipment volume this year. According to new estimates released by the group on Tuesday, Apple’s iPhone unit shipments will climb 81.9% to 86.4 million in 2011, up from 47.5 million units …

Apple's iPad will still dominate tablet market after a decade, Needham says

August 8th, 2011

Apple’s popular iPad line will still dominate the consumer tablet market a full decade after its initial launch, according to one analyst. In a new report, Needham analyst Charlie Wolf sees the iPad’s share of consumer tablet shipments declining gradually over the next nine years to 60% in 2020. 60%, of course, is still an overwhelming …

Unimpressed with new BlackBerry phones, analysts cut RIM targets

August 4th, 2011

BGR took hands-on looks at the all new BlackBerry Bold 9900, the BlackBerry Torch 9810 and the BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 last night, and while we were pleasantly surprised with RIM’s new hardware, several analysts were not impressed. Jefferies & Co.’s Peter Misek and Sterne Agee’s Shaw Wu each cut their price targets on RIM stock …

ASUS may sell 2 million tablets this year

August 4th, 2011

Taiwan-based PC and smartphone vendor Asustek is expected increase its tablet sales forecast for the full year to 2 million units. Taiwan Economic News reports that the increased estimates would follow strong Eee Pad Transformer demand, as well as Asustek general manager Kevin Lin’s recent comments that ASUS was the No. 2 tablet vendor in …