Friday, November 11, 2011

Today's Headlines

Tablet Owners Use to Device to Shop
According to a study from mobile ad network Jumptap and comScore, 63 percent of tablet owners have made a purchase with their device, as opposed to just 31 percent of mobile owners. That compares to 83 percent of PC owners who have completed a purchase on their laptop or desk computer.

 More Newspaper Content to Be Available on RIM PlayBook
RIM has a new deal with NewspaperDirect, a distributor of e-editions for more than 2,000 newspapers from 95 countries, for the service to be preloaded on the PlayBook tablet.

Branded Tablet Shipments Expected to Soar 60% Next Year
Global branded tablet PC shipments in the fourth quarter are not expected to see growth creating concerns among market watchers whether the tablet PC market has already reached saturation, but Digitimes Research senior analyst James Wang believes that the zero-growth in the fourth quarter is the joint affect of Japan's earthquake on March 11 and the global economic downturn, which should not become an obstacle that restrains the tablet PC market's growth in the future.

MIA:  Where Is Microsoft's 7-Inch Tablet
There's a window of opportunity for Microsoft because Apple has no intention as of yet to produce a cheaper 7-inch iPad (as far as we know) and the fractionalization of the Android space by Amazon and Barnes & Noble does introduce some undesirable variables.

More Shoppers Leaning to Kindle Fire Over iPad 
More than three times as many shoppers for tablet computers are considering the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire over the bestselling iPad, according to a survey by Retrevo.  

E-Commerce is the Key to Tablet Success for Amazon and BN
When you walk out of Best Buy with a Galaxy Tab, your financial relationship with Samsung is over. When you walk out with a Kindle Fire, it’s just the beginning of a beautiful friendship with Amazon.

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