M-commerce sales start to surge

A survey carried out by Stibo Systems has revealed that the number of m-commerce purchases has increased by 19 percent over the last year.

Microsoft puts more beef into Surface

Microsoft is once again trying to ensure that Surface does as well as it possibly can.

Blackberry isn't finished with tablets

A leaked Blackberry road map seems to indicate the beleaguered company plans on having another go at the lucrative tablet sector.

Apple faces supply constraints

While Apple is doing its best to rally the troops, it appears that privately it is admitting that it has a long way to fall yet.

Smartphones, tablets to overwhelm notebook PCs

The latest survey of connected intelligent devices from IDC has revealed what we were all beginning to suspect – the day of the PC has gone, while tablets and smartphones continue their inexorable ascent.

Intel faces the fact Ultrabooks are too expensive

Opinion The writing was on the wall for Intel-based Ultrabooks well over a year ago.

Acer rejigs product line, pushes tablets

Acer is apparently planning to revamp its product line in an effort to revive sales and growth momentum.

Micron sees red blood on the spreadsheet

Micron Technology landed itself in the red for the second quarter, posting a net loss.

Tablets save retailers' bacon

While the humble desktop PC emits a death rattle across the world, consumers are flocking to tablets - devices which tend to be much more comfortable to keep on your lap when channel surfing.

Intel carries on taking the tablets

While Steve Jobs claimed that any tablet smaller than nine inches was doomed to fail, Intel's PC business chief doesn't see much of a future for big stand-alone tablets.

Nvidia disappointed with Windows RT tablet sales

Microsoft is having somewhat of a difficult time convincing the masses to abandon Android and Apple for its heavily marketed Surface RT tablet.

Microsoft Surface subject to bulk buy

Microsoft’s Surface tablets are off to a rather unimpressive start, but Redmond now believes that it can woo more business users by selling its gear in bulk. The new service allows business users to place volume orders for Surface tablets. We are, however, not convinced it will help Microsoft’s cause.

Windows tablets will rule the world

While the rest of the world is not saying much about Windows 8 on tablets, it seems that it has found a loyal supporter in the analyst community. So far Microsoft's Surface tablets have missed sales expectations among average consumers, and Samsung pulled the plug on some of its Windows RT tablets.

ARM Cortex-A15 chips to power a new generation of tablets

Chips based on ARM's Cortex-A15 SoC are typically found in high-end tablets like Google's Nexus 10 tablet or Samsung's latest Chromebook.

Does Ouya offer a more emotional gaming experience?

Ouya's long-awaited console has yet to hit the market, but that hasn't stopped Julie Uhrman from claiming the Android-powered system will offer a more "emotional" experience than can be found on typical mobile devices like tablets.

Intel, Microsoft hegemony threatened by convergence

Opinion While Intel and its customers reliant on PC sales have all been hurting as sales have fallen in the last year, it appears that British design company ARM continues to make waves in the market.

Windows Surface tablets are a flop

It looks like the sceptics were right, Microsoft’s Surface tablets are lemons. Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft has sold about 400,000 Surface Pro tablets since their debut last month. In addition, it only managed to sell a little over a million Surface RT tablets. Microsoft reportedly ordered three million Surface RT tablets last year, but sales never picked up and Redmond was forced to scale back the order. 

Devices shape consumer future

Portable gadgets are affecting consumer spending habits and lifestyles, research by Gartner has found.

Dell’s potential 18-inch tablet hit and remembering the 5” Streak

It is with some irony I’m looking forward to the Samsung Galaxy S4 this week because it boasts a huge 5-inch screen and is expected to outsell the iPhone. 

Acer aims to be a force in worldwide tablet market

Although Acer is still one of the world’s leading PC makers, it hasn’t had much luck in the tablet market.