The worldwide tablet grew 11 per cent year over year in the second quarter of 2014 with shipments reaching 49.3 million units, according to preliminary data from IDC.
Amazon failed to convince industry experts it can compete against Apple and Samsung in the smartphone space after it unveiled its first device--the Fire--on Wednesday.
Apple fans have long suffered from large-screen envy as the smartphone maker has resisted the urge to increase the screen-size of its iconic iPhone. But rumors are that the Cupertino, Calif., company is close to giving in to temptation with plans for an iPhone 6 whose screen could run as large as 5.5 inches, with a smaller variant that might be offered simultaneously coming in at 4.7 inches. But along with larger screens could come higher wireless data consumption, which mobile operators, depending upon their network's capabilities, may meet with cheers or jeers.
The Technology Partnership (TTP), a European technology development company, said it is moving the internet of things (IoT) market forward with a smart lighting control system that cuts power consumption in half.
For 2014, the worldwide software market is forecast to grow 5.9 per cent year over year in current U.S. dollars (USD). In constant USD the growth rate has been revised to 5.7 per cent, down from the 6.2 per cent year-over-year growth forecast in November 2013.
It's not always easy to condense an event into a few words, but in the case of tthis year's TM Forum Live, key buzzwords immediately spring to mind: NFV--the much-discussed Network Functions Virtualisation--big data analytics and the digital enterprise.
A transformation is underway that will see the worldwide market for internet of things (IoT) solutions grow from $1.9 trillion (€1.3 trillion) in 2013 to $7.1 trillion in 2020, IDC predicted.
Comcast is providing its business customers with something many of its residential customers already have--a dual-signal gateway--and simultaneously boosting its own public Wi-Fi footprint.
ARM, the UK-headquartered mobile chip manufacturer, threw more weight behind its research into wearable device processors with plans to open its fourth global design centre dedicated to the emerging device sector.
The CEO of Lenovo believes his company is the only one that can challenge the dominance of Apple and Samsung in the smartphone space, and plans to do so by shipping 80 million units in 2014.