Bill Gates thinks iPad is an iFad

While you were probably not expecting this, Software King of the World and sworn enemy of the mosquito, Sir William Gates the Third, says he does not like the iPad much.

Android starts to hog the tablet space

Worldwide tablet sales continued to surge, growing 142.4 percent in the first quarter of 2013.

Microsoft has another stab at Surface tabs

While Microsoft’s Surface tablets proved completely underwhelming, a report suggests that the company might have another bash at the platform.

It's going to rain tablets, hallelujah

Tablet makers are set to roll out the next generation of cheaper tablets over the coming weeks and it is now clear that competition in the cutthroat market will intensify in the second half of the year. 

Apple losing market share to Samsung

Apple continues to lose ground to arch-rival Samsung at an alarming rate.

Is Chrome OS headed to tablets?

Google exec Eric Schmidt has reiterated multiple times that Mountain View's mobile Android operating system and web-centric Chrome OS will remain two distinct entities, at least for now.

Apple still rules the tablet roost

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global tablet shipments hit 40.6 million units in Q1 2013. Apple still dominates the market, but Android is gaining ground. In addition, the first Windows 8 tablets went on sale in Q1, but they haven’t been a runaway success, to say the least. 

Tablet market undergoes a turn around

Sales of oversized smartphones and tablets are strong, and according to Transparency Market Research, the trend is set to continue over the next five years. 

MS Surface tablets go worldwide

Redmond is expanding Surface RT and Surface Pro availability to a number of new markets, including major emerging economies. 

Intel resigns itself to a future without the letter "i"

Opinion In his departing notes to shareholders last night, Intel CEO Paul Otellini was remarkably upbeat about a boat that is increasingly beginning to resemble the now famous Itanic.

Dell stands by Windows RT

Although Windows RT is starting to look like a massive flop, Dell doesn’t appear to be ready to jump ship just yet. The company is still working on future generations of Windows RT gear, namely its XPS 10 tablet.

Android, not Apple, may soon lead tablets

Approximately 150 million tablets (up 38% year-over-year) are forecasted to ship globally in 2013. Thus far, Apple has reigned since the introduction of its iPad in 2010, though Samsung and others continue to erode its early success.

PC industry now faces major challenges

Opinion There is no other way of saying it, PC makers are in a world of trouble. The slump is getting worse and many punters now believe that we might see two subsequent quarters of double digit decline. The trouble is, they can’t do much about it, at least not in the short term. 

Now Microsoft wants 7-inch Windows 8 tablets

Sales of Microsoft's Surface tablets - both Windows RT and 8 - have been considerably less-than-stellar. Nevertheless, Redmond is said to be designing a new lineup of devices, including a 7-inch tablet which could kick off mass production in late 2013.

Microsoft falls foul of Chinese warranty rules

Microsoft is regretting copying Apple's warranty  tactics in China just as the fruity toymaker falls foul of the authorities.

Notebook shipments to slump in second quarter

Increasing demand for tablets, coupled with weak demand from China, is expected to hit notebook shipments in the second quarter.

Intel's Haswell ships with a bug

Intel's "Haswell" chip is now shipping to major PC makers, despite the fact that it has a bug which causes your USB drive to disappear.

PCs continue to lose out to tablets

A report from analyst company Gartner said that the traditional PC market will slip in 2013 by 7.6 percent as people open their wallets to spend on tablets and smartphones instead.

Amazon smartphone rumours re-emerge

Rumours that online bookseller Amazon might be developing its own smartphone gathered momentum after it announced that it had hired a a 20-year Microsoft veteran who most recently worked in its Windows Phone unit.

Phablets are a passing phase

More than a billion smartphones and tablets are in use around the world, and research outfit Flurry has detected more than 2,000 unique device models so far.