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Ask the Analysts: Explaining the Why Behind the Mobile PC Q3 Scorecard

Competition is notoriously fierce in the U.S. retail channel, especially in the cut-throat market for mobile computing devices such as notebook and detachable tablet PCs. No fewer than 13 brands--a full baker’s dozen--sparred over the crowded shelves of big-box retailers in the ever-important Q3 calendar season, otherwise known as ...

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The Future of Tablets is Not Set in Stone...

Technology has come a long way since the iPad was introduced in 2010. Back then, the state-of-the-art iPhone still had a 3.5" screen and so-called "thin and light" notebooks were neither by today's standards. Notebooks also didn't have touch-screens, which probably seems downright prehistoric to today's youth!

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Microsoft Surface Strategy Pays Off with OEM Partners

Last year I wrote a blog post about the rising popularity of productivity-focused 2-in-1 tablets; an industry shift spearheaded by the Microsoft Surface. At the time, I noted the advantage Microsoft had due to its established presence in the segment. Although the summer of 2015 proved to be a pivotal moment for productivity-focused 2-in-1 ...

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Tablets Belong to Business

It is no secret that the glory days of the tablet PC may be behind us. This past quarter, market tracker IDC put the number of global tablet shipments from Q2 2015 at nearly half the total shipments from the device’s peak quarter in Q4 2013. Industry buzz suggested that the tablet may have just been a fad; that the tablet would soon ...

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Tablet Vendors Invest in Promotional Displays

It is no news that tablets continue to be one of the hottest consumer electronics categories and are expected to show strong growth in the foreseeable future. To capture a share of this continually expanding pie, tablet vendors have increasingly invested in retail end-caps and other promotional displays. gap intelligence has been noticing ...
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the pico-letter V10.05 – All in One PCs Shine

After 4 years as gap intelligence’s tablet analyst, I have become pretty used to covering a growing and constantly evolving product category. As I recently took over the role of Desktop PC analyst, I quickly realized that this category is a different ball game all together and would bring new and unique experiences. As soon as I started ...
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Windows 8 Tablets Arrive!

The long awaited launch of Windows 8 finally brought in the first real commercial presence of Windows-based tablets. The latest OS to enter the tablet arena is slowly gaining a mainstream retail presence and generating a lot of buzz. However, there are still many unanswered questions, which I hopefully will be able to answer through this blog.
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Growth in the Tablet Industry

If you have been following the tablet industry then you surely have seen this beast grow quickly. gap intelligence has been following the pulse of this market since the introduction of the first iPad in April 2010 and seen the market grow from 1 vendor (Apple) to 39 different vendors in the US retail channel by April 2012. The tablet market is ...
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Retailers Get Their Act Together, Create Dedicated Section for Tablets

Here at gap intelligence we monitor the pulse of retail. If you remember, I wrote a blog in June 2011 highlighting how tablets were positioned in multiple sections within a store, forcing consumers to walk the entire length and breadth of the store to explore different tablets. Times have changed with many retailers finally organizing their ...
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The Disruption of Print

Unless you’ve been hiding under a stone (or stranded in a snow drift) over the last ten days, your more than likely heard about Morgan Stanley’s Valentines Day “present” to the printer industry – a 96 page Blue Paper entitled “Tablet Demand and Disruption – Mobile Users Come of Age.” In it, Morgan Stanley’s crack team of CFA’s, PhD’s, and other ...
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