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iPad 3 buyers don’t care about price

iPad 3 buyers don’t care about price

iPad owners tend to be wealthier and older than average, while half of prospective iPad 3 buyers don't care how much the third-gen tablet will cost them, according to independent research by NPD Group and SlashGear. NPD found more than 40-percent of current iPad owners had a household income of $100,000 or more, compared to 26-percent of non-iPad owners. In a survey run by SlashGear, meanwhile, half of those expressing a strong intention on buying the next-gen iPad - expected to be unveiled in early March - said they planned to do so without consideration of either price or specifications.

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NDP reports Android beating down iOS in first-time smartphone buyers

NDP reports Android beating down iOS in first-time smartphone buyers

Though Apple's iPhone 4S did show off the strongest quarter for Apple of any iPhone this Q4 2011, Android is being shown by NDP to be taking the cream of the crop for new users. What you'll see here is a time period between October and December of the year 2011, with all smartphone buyers choosing Android only slightly more than iOS with the iPhone, then with first-time smartphone buyers Android clearly winning the poll. While you do keep in mind that iOS is only counting up a few devices, you should take note that the rest of the smart device world is only hitting on 9% total, this showing the true power of the Google vs Apple force.

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Why Sony Won’t Launch A New PlayStation This Year (Or Next)

Why Sony Won’t Launch A New PlayStation This Year (Or Next)

I’m often asked when Sony will launch its next PlayStation. Just about everyone is interested in finding out if the next console the consumer electronics giant offers up can be as appealing and popular as its predecessors. The push for Sony to launch a new PlayStation is also born out of the fact that Nintendo is launching a new console this year, called the Wii U. And if history is to be our guide for the future, most console makers launch their new devices around the same time.

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Beats Electronics breaks away from Monster to go its own way

Beats Electronics breaks away from Monster to go its own way

The audio world is booming, and more and more people are starting to spend big money on high-end headphones and earbuds to get more enjoyment out of their music. Many of those high-end headphones are now also becoming a status symbol and makers are taking style into account as much as performance. The most successful brand in the high-end headphone industry has been Beats Electronics.

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Xbox 360 gobbled 40% of all 2011 video game and hardware sales

Xbox 360 gobbled 40% of all 2011 video game and hardware sales

Microsoft really put a beat down on the other major game consoles in 2011 when it came to game and hardware sales. AllThingsD reports that in 2011 the Xbox 360 platform software sales totaled 40% of all games sold. That means that consumers spent about $6.7 billion on Xbox games and hardware during the year. The breakdown shows that the majority of that money was on video games.

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Smartphones pushing single-purpose cameras out to pasture

Smartphones pushing single-purpose cameras out to pasture

I don’t think that anyone will be surprised by this new report by NPD. The company says that smartphone cameras are relegating the normal stand-alone camera increasingly to a thing of the past. A recent NPD study shows that the number of users that shoot photos and video with smartphones is increasing significantly while the number of people using single-purpose cameras is on the decline.

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3G Tablets fall from favor say researchers

3G Tablets fall from favor say researchers

Integrated data connections in tablets along with mobile hotspot connected slates are falling from favor, new research suggests, with WiFi-only use proliferating among owners of iPads and other models. While 60-percent of tablet owners used WiFi only and 5-percent reported some intent of subscribing to a mobile broadband plan within the next six months back in Apri, NPD Group discovered, cellular use has actually shrunk in intervening period.

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HP $99 TouchPad edges out Android in non-iPad tablet sales

HP $99 TouchPad edges out Android in non-iPad tablet sales

HP's TouchPad fire-sale scored the company the second place in US tablet sales, market stats have shown, with the $99 webOS slate edging ahead of Samsung's entire Galaxy Tab line-up. The Korean firm slipped to third place - behind Apple, in first, and HP, in second - with 16-percent of retail tablet sales between January and October 2011, the NPD Group found, while HP managed 17-percent thanks no doubt to its aggressive discounting. Total non-Apple tablet sales amounted to more than 1.2m units the analysts suggest.

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iOS number 1 on developer interest list while iPhone 4 best selling mobile phone in Q3 2011

iOS number 1 on developer interest list while iPhone 4 best selling mobile phone in Q3 2011

Everything appears to be turning up Apple as a couple of reports from analysts NPD Group and IDC find both that the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3GS were the top two selling mobile phone handsets in the USA in the third quarter of 2011 while their operating system, Apple's iOS, has been found to be the number one result on developer's interest lists. You can't deny that Apple's interest in mobile devices has and continues to be one where a near-perfect hardware and sales model appears to have been the key to success. As you'll find in two reports released this week on the matter, there's really no doubt that the iOS team is doing something right.

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Nintendo 3DS set to beat DS first-year sales

Nintendo 3DS set to beat DS first-year sales

This week its appearing quite possible that regardless of doubts in its success and the whole price slash situation, the Nintendo 3DS may well surpass its DS predecessor's first year sales. It is important to note first of all that even though the price cut didn't make everyone on the streets happy, sales did rise significantly. Sales started to soar come August of this year, and now according to the NPD Group the system has passed the 1.65 million units sold mark in the USA putting the device right on track to beat out the original in the same span.

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