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The mobile PC market isn’t doing great, but that’s only if you look at it independently of tablet device sales. NPD DisplaySearch now says that over the next five years, however, the mobile PC market will more than double, growing from 367.6 million units in 2012 to 762.7 million by 2017.
The growth is being driven by a sea change in PC computing, as tablet PCs continually replace your standard notebook form factors, and touch gets built in to more and more laptop devices. Almost every manufacturer now has at least one touch-capable model, which is actually required for Windows 8 certification, and which helps explain ambitious devices like the Asus Aspire R7.
In the near-term, NPD DisplaySearch expects tablet shipments to rise 67 percent year-over-year in 2013, reaching 256.5 million on their own. Notebook shipments are expected to slow in general, down to 183.3 million in 2017, from 203.3 million in 2013. NPD predicts growth for certain categories, including touch-enabled devices, and even projects that devices like the MacBook Air and Ultrabooks will adopt touch in the coming years.
NPD doesn’t see Windows 8 actually driving touch adoption, despite the requirement by Microsoft for certification. That’s probably because of reportedly lackluster sales performance by Microsoft’s latest OS so far, but still the category will grow as OEMs look to invest more in hybrid devices, sliders and tablet-style form factors that could potentially resonate better with where consumers seem to be spending their computing dollars these days.
Despite the generally rosy outlook NPD DisplaySearch paints, the fact remains that now, Apple is the company that stands to gain the most from an upsurge in tablet popularity. It sold around 19.5 million iPads during Q2 2013, representing 65 percent year over year growth, and so far no one has been able to come close to that. Others are slowly making inroads, however, including Asus, which reported its Q1 2013 earnings today, including 3 million tablet sales that offset notebook and PC component losses to the tune of $ 202 million in profit.
Say what you like about Windows 8, but before it arrived Microsoft’s presence in the tablet sphere was as small as it was stagnant. By the reckoning of number-crunchers at Strategy Analytics, just 400,000 Windows-running slates were shipped globally in Q3 of last year — a figure that was largely unchanged from the year before and which represented just 1.6 percent of the global tablet market. Six months later, now that the Windows-powered Acers, Lenovos and Surfaces of this world have had a chance to get their game on, Microsoft’s share has quadrupled to 7.5 percent, with a total of three million Windows 8 and RT tablets shipped in Q1 2013. That’s still pretty niche, but three million units would have equated to a bigger share were it not for the fact that the overall tablet market also grew over this period, from 25 million to 41 million units — and at least Microsoft can now claim to be a part of that boom. Look past the break for the numerical breakdown.
Source: Strategy Analytics
Following last October’s Congressional report stating that Huawei’s networking equipment poses a national security risk, the business group in charge is announcing plans to back out of the US market, reports IDG. On Tuesday, carrier business group CTO Li Sanqi announced that “apparently, due to whatever the geopolitical reasons, we are not focusing on the US market.” Huawei’s critics in government and elsewhere have voiced concerns that the equipment could enable some in its home country of China to listen in on network traffic, although a probe into the issue ordered by the White House didn’t turn up any evidence of spying.
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It’s almost like Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft have actually launched smartwatches. Except of course they haven’t. But who cares! Analyst house ABI Research has been stroking its collective beard and come up with a forecast for the size of the nascent smartwatch market. And — drum roll please! — it reckons you can bank on more than 1.2 million of the wrist-strapped gizmos shipping this year.
Put another way, that’s about as many Raspberry Pi microcomputers shipped in its first year on sale. Or just over a third as many netbooks are predicted to ship this year (3.97 million units globally, according to IHS iSuppli). Which means smartwatches could be about as popular as a niche gadget for learning about computing/making a DIY robot, but less popular than the PC that’s cannonballing towards extinction the quickest.
Which sounds about as plausible as any guesstimate produced prior to any mainstream tech companies actually launching product. If you’re in the business of reading tea leaves it helps if you wait for someone to make a brew before doing divinations.
ABI says its “market intelligence” of the “strong potential emergence of smart watches” — note the careful hedge, and don’t bet the farm on this one just yet — is based on the emergence over the past nine months of “a number of new smart watches”, which is likely referring to Kickstarter-funded Pebble and its myriad of wrist-coveting, crowdfunded competitors.
The analyst also says its forecast is based on ”contributing factors” that it reckons are encouraging the smartwatch market to (maybe) emerge from its Kickstarter-powered chrysalis and (possibly) blossom into a standalone butterfly — namely:
…the high penetration of smartphones in many world markets, the wide availability and low cost of MEMS sensors, energy efficient connectivity technologies such as Bluetooth 4.0, and a flourishing app ecosystem.
Even though the smartwatch market remains a partially formed, largely limp-wristed creature, listlessly stuck within its chrysalis of potential, ABI has already spotted four categories hoping to fly in the months and years ahead — aka: notification types (such as MetaWatch and Cookoo); voice operational smartwatches (such as Martian); hybrid smartwatches; and completely independent smartwatches — i.e. smartwatches that have their own OS and aren’t just playing second fiddle to a smartphone.
In the latter category, ABI cites I’m Watch as an example but also suggests that other “possible archetypes” could be “Apple’s hotly anticipated iWatch, Samsung’s Galaxy Altius and Microsoft['s 'Windows Watch', or whatever catchy name Redmond ends up bestowing on it, if indeed it ends up making such a thing at all]. If Mark Zuckerberg or Jeff Bezos or Justin Bieber decide to launch their own Android-powered smartwatches ABI would presumably add those in here too.
“Smartwatches that replicate the functionality of a mobile handset or smartphone are not yet commercially feasible, though the technologies are certainly being prepared,” adds senior analyst Joshua Flood in a quasi-illuminating statement of the potential factors that could influence this nascent market’s potential as the hands on our (non-smart)watches push inexorably on.
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According to a report in the WSJ, Microsoft is working on a new line-up of its Windows 8-powered Surface tablets that includes a seven inch version of the slate. This small form factor size would enable Microsoft to compete with the likes of the Android-powered Google Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, as well as Apple’s iOS-based iPad Mini.
The paper quotes a person familiar with the situation saying that while 7-inch tablets were not part of Microsoft’s product plans last year company executives have realised they need to respond to the growth and popularity of small slates. Which boils down to Redmond is having to play catch up yet again.
Microsoft has previously been tipped to release three new and distinct generations of Surface this year — albeit, none of those prior rumours had pointed to a seven inch device. And perhaps with good reason, as Gartner analyst Michael Gartenberg noted via Twitter today the small tablet form factor poses some usability challenges for Microsoft’s full-fat Windows OS. Rival small slates are powered by lighter weight mobile OSes, and while Microsoft has now unified its smartphone (Windows Phone) and desktop OSes on a shared kernel it’s still using ‘desktop’ Windows for tablets.
But it’s not just that computing devices are getting smaller. Shrinkage appears inextricably linked with the market in another way. Gartner put out its figures for worldwide PC shipments for Q1 late yesterday — which show shipments declining to their lowest level since Q2 2009. The analyst says alternative smart connected devices — aka those small smartphones and tablets running lighter weight smartphone OSes — are eroding the traditional PC market.
Global PC shipments totalled 79.2 million units in Q1 2013, which Gartner said was an 11.2% year-on-year decline. All global regions showed a decrease in shipments, with the EMEA region experiencing the steepest decline.
“Consumers are migrating content consumption from PCs to other connected devices, such as tablets and smartphones. Even emerging markets, where PC penetration is low, are not expected to be a strong growth area for PC vendors,” said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner in a statement.
Microsoft’s Surface tablet straddles the gap between a tablet and a laptop, having a touchscreen and a keyboard cover add-on. But Gartner said touchscreen-based Windows 8 PCs took only a small percentage share of consumer PC shipments in Q1 — owing to their relatively high price.
“Touchscreen-based Ultramobiles [such as Surface Pro] offer PC manufacturers an opportunity to recover market share from media tablets, but Windows 8 PCs with touchscreens accounted for only a small percentage of consumer PC shipments in the first quarter of 2013,” noted Isabelle Durand, principal research analyst at Gartner in a statement. “The majority of consumers remain unwilling to pay the price premium for touchscreen capabilities on PCs at this stage.”
Android tablet sellers including Google and Amazon have been driving down the cost of seven inch slates — with the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire currently costing from as little $ 199 and $ 159 respectively — and that price erosion is likely helping to accelerate the consumer migration away from the traditional PC category. Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet was priced from $ 499 at launch, while Surface Pro was from $ 899.
How Microsoft chooses to price any ‘Surface Mini’ will be key to driving sales — and with the iPad mini starting at $ 329, there is not much scope for Redmond to be able to undercut the small slate competition. Yet it can’t afford for Surface to fail.
As Gartner analyst Carolina Milanesi told TechCrunch last week, discussing its smart devices forecast: “You need to own consumers in terms of mobile and tablet in order to remain relevant in this market… Consumers have options and consumers are choosing and Microsoft can not take that for granted that they’ll be the one to be chosen.”
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When moviegoers in United States and China head to theaters on Might 3rd to see the premiere of Marvel’s Iron Guy 3, they won & rsquo; t be resting to see the exact same motion picture. Marvel Studios revealed that it collaborated with Chinese media and entertainment business DMG on the Chinese aspects in the film, on top of circulation and advertising, stated Target date Hollywood. So while both the United States and Chinese cuts of the film will include footage that Marvel shot in Beijing in December, only the latter will get an unique look from actress Follower Bingbing.
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Wired mention that Iron Guy 3 isn & rsquo; t the only big-budget movie to get tweaks for the Chinese market– in last year & rsquo; s Looper, scenes …
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Microsoft is gearing up to extend its Surface Pro availability in the coming weeks. The first market outside of its initial US and Canadian launch will be China, where the tablet goes on sale on April 2nd. The software maker announced the plans in a blog post on Chinese social networking site Weibo, but has not yet revealed exact pricing.
The move follows a recent partnership with popular Chinese seller Tmail to launch an additional online store in the region. Microsoft’s Tmall store sells over 50 products, including Surface, Office, and Windows Phones. Microsoft has previously said it’s taking a “phased approach” to Surface Pro availability, with additional markets over the coming months. We’ve reached out to Microsoft to confirm any…
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The greatest truism in the mobile world these days is that Android is growing, however its exponential expansion isn’t being welcomed with open arms by all. A new research paper from the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (translated by Reuters) has concluded that the country’s “mobile operating system research and development is too dependent on Android.” While acknowledging the operating system’s open source roots, the white paper goes on to say that “the core technology and technology roadmap is strictly controlled by Google” and alleges discrimination by the Mountain View company against Chinese firms seeking to develop their own software — alternately by delaying the sharing of code or through commercial…
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Fujitsu Lastly Enters Europe’s Smartphone Market With A Senior-Focused Android Device With France Telecom, Beginning In June
It was precisely a year ago that information began to emerge of Fujitsu ’ s purpose to come to Europe with its Android-based smartphones. Now the Japanese company is finally coming good on those reports: on Tuesday, Fujitsu is launching its first gadget in Europe, marking its first “ considerable foray into the smartphone market outside Japan. ”
However it ’ s not the business ’ s high-end Arrow Android phones that will be leading the fee. Instead, it is the Stylistic S-01, a senior-focused, Android 4.0 device with huge icons, improved sound and a de-sensitized touchscreen intended at elderly users. The gadget will sell first in France, starting in June and in partnership with France Telecom/Orange. The first devices will be revealed at the Mobile Globe Congress event in Barcelona next week.
While targeting elderly individuals initially could appear like a strange strategy for a smartphone market debut, it in fact makes sense for a lot of reasons.
According to WPP ’ s Kantar Worldpanel, there are currently countries in Europe where smartphone penetration has passed the 50 % mark (the UK is 61 %). France is almost among them yet, but it is close, at 46 %.
That implies that in a globe where Samsung and Apple are dominating smartphone sales, competitors is getting tight to sell to mass-market, younger demographics and some even more particular targeting is required.
Smartphone penetration amongst senior citizens in France is only around 20 %, but some 75 % of mobile individuals in the senior age bracket strategy to get a smartphone in the next year, according to one study. France Telecom tells me that it has even more phones in the pipeline for elders. “ We ‘d such as to see exactly what the hunger for this device is but we recognize the senior user section as a brand-new market for us to target, so we will be considering other devices for these individuals in the future, ” a speaker states.
Indeed, Orange is also bucking the ageist trend that presumes smartphone modern technology is just for young people. “ The senior customers within our customer base are simply as hungry for smartphone technology and mobile web services as anybody else, ” kept in mind Yves Maitre, SVP of device and mobile multimedia, France Telecom-Orange.
Fujitsu says that it has sold some 20 million phones in its Raku Raku senior phone line because its launch in 2001 in Japan, where it is sold solely by NTT Docomo. Fujitsu ’ s just various other venture beyond Japan has actually been for a trial of smartphones in China.
The Stylistic S-01 has several functions that make it more friendly to the older individual. Amongst them, the homepage icons that appear on the four-inch screen have actually been simplified and cast in a bigger typeface to make them easier to see. The touchscreen, on the other hand, has actually been made less sensitive, with individuals needed to push extra hard, as they would on a keypad, in order to tap with a command or number. While this may be frustrating to the ordinary smartphone user, Fujitsu states this lowers the amount of accidental touches that an older individual might make on the gadget.
Various other features consist of a personal protection alarm and audio innovation that slows down quickly talkers, and adjusts the frequency of voice callers relative to a person ’ s age, and water resistance.
A France Telecom spokesperson says that in the meantime there are no strategies revealed for additional nation rollouts, nor has it pointed out how it will be priced. It will rely on what Orange France determines to roll into the toll and what services it ultimately bundles with the device.
But it appears like Fujitsu, at least, has plans for this to be the first phase in a larger worldwide strategy.
“ As Fujitsu’s first extensive entry into the smartphone market outside Japan, we are thrilled that Orange– a business that holds a strong position in the European market– will be offering our phone, which features Fujitsu-exclusive human-centric modern technologies, ” stated Nobuo Otani, Corporate SVP, Fujitsu Limited, in a declaration. “ We are committed to the success of this collaboration as we aim to expand our smartphone business overseas, while advancing the promotion of Japanese innovation worldwide. ”
Full release with more device specifications below.
Fujitsu and Orange Partner to Provide Smartphones to the Quickly Growing Senior Market in Europe
Intuitive, feature-rich STYLISTIC S01 smartphone to debut June 2013 in France
Tokyo and Paris, February 19, 2013– Fujitsu Limited and France Telecom-Orange today announced a new partnership to offer smart phones and services in Europe. The collaboration marks Fujitsu’s first substantial foray into the smartphone market outside Japan. The preliminary providing will be the STYLISTIC S01, a smartphone created particularly for senior users, and will be offered with Orange in France in June 2013.
As the senior population in Europe remains to proliferate, smartphone use in this demographic is expected to climb. With the release of the STYLISTIC S01, Fujitsu and Orange plan on providing users in this market section a cutting-edge smartphone that provides superior usability. The STYLISTIC S01 will consist of services like Orange Cineday (\* 1) and Orange et Moi (\* 2), which are one-of-a-kind to Orange. Based around the human-centric modern technologies that Fujitsu has actually cultivated for over a years, the STYLISTIC S01 additionally offers a range of initial, convenient features created to lower obstacles to smartphone adoption by making best use of simplicity of use.
One of these barriers is traditional touchscreens, which do not offer the tactile sensation of pushing a physical button. The STYLISTIC S01, however, utilizes an one-of-a-kind screen technology that requires individuals to use the same level of pressure to on-screen icons as they would to buttons on a keypad. This helps individuals prevent inadvertent touches, preventing unexpected operations and enhancing input precision. Furthermore, the user-friendly graphic interface attributes extra-large icons and a simplified layout to ensure simple navigation for much easier operation. The STYLISTIC S01 is additionally equipped with a loud personal protection alarm that can be used to alert individuals in the surrounding location in emergency circumstances.
The mobile phone includes audio technology that optimizes the frequency array based upon a user’s age, making it much easier to hear the voice of the individual on the various other end of the call. An additional user-friendly audio function reduces the speech of callers who speak quickly without decreasing the pitch of their voice or altering the length of the chat. These and various other cutting-edge features are presently in use in the Fujitsu Raku-Raku Phone series for elders, which has been offered by NTT DOCOMO since 2001 in Japan where it has actually sold over 20 million units.
” The senior consumers within our client base are just as hungry for smartphone modern technology and mobile web services as anybody else. We are delighted to be collaborating with Fujitsu to leverage our incorporated strengths to offer products for an emerging smartphone market segment in Europe,” stated Yves Maitre, Senior citizen Vice Head of state of Gadget & Mobile Multimedia, France Telecom-Orange.
” As Fujitsu’s first extensive entry into the smartphone market outside Japan, we are pleased that Orange– a company that holds a sturdy position in the European market– will be providing our phone, which features Fujitsu-exclusive human-centric technologies,” said Nobuo Otani, Corporate Senior Vice President, Fujitsu Limited. “We are committed to the success of this collaboration as we strive to expand our smartphone business overseas, while advancing the promotion of Japanese innovation worldwide.”
The STYLISTIC S01 will be on display at the Fujitsu stand (Hall 5 Stand 5E120) and can likewise be seen upon request at the Orange stand (Hall 5 Stand 5H110) throughout Mobile World Congress 2013, to be held in Barcelona, Spain starting February 25, 2013.
STYLISTIC S01 Product Specifications
· 130 x 64 x 10.9 mm
· 4-inch WVGA (800 × 480) touchscreen with one-of-a-kind tactile feedback innovation
· Camera: back 8.1 MP; front: 0.3 MP
· Connectivity: GSM/GPRS/EDGE / UMTS/HSPA, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, GPS
· Memory: 4 GB + microSD
· OS version: Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0
· Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8255 1.4 GHz
· Battery: 1800 mAh
· Water – and dust-resistant (IPX5/8, IP5X)
Glossary and Notes
1. Orange Cineday
Allows Orange customers to take a buddy to see a motion picture every Tuesday for free of cost.
2. Orange et Moi
A cost-free application allowing Orange customers to comprehend and handle all their account details directly from their mobile in an effective and easy manner. Consumers can track their usage, top up their account, apply for options, discover about special deals, access Orange aid, and likewise discover all the applications published by Orange with just one click.