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Tablets and Android drive Post-PC world (but ignore Apple’s ecosystem at your peril)

Tablets and Android drive Post-PC world (but ignore Apple’s ecosystem at your peril)

The post-PC era continues to see tablets and smartphones drive overall growth, researchers claim, with traditional PC shipments predicted to decline more than 10-percent this year. 2013 sales of computing hardware - including tablets, smartphones, and PCs - are expected to grow 5.9-percent year on year in 2013, Gartner calculates, but that will be predominantly down to slates, it's argued. In fact, compared to 2012, tablet sales are expected to jump almost 68-percent.

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Samsung dominates 95% of Android phone sales say analysts

Samsung dominates 95% of Android phone sales say analysts

Samsung took a whopping 95-percent of global Android smartphone profits in the first quarter of this year, one analyst firm claims, with no other manufacturer using Google's OS coming close to the South Korean behemoth. The global Android phone business saw profits of $5.3bn, according to Strategy Analytics' sums, of which $5.1bn was sunk straight into Samsung's wallet, the firm calculates.

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Touch-notebooks to suck some tablet sting from Post-PC says NPD

Touch-notebooks to suck some tablet sting from Post-PC says NPD

A rise in convertible and slider touchscreen form-factors will offset the "post-PC era" slide of notebooks, but will be unable to fend off the full might of tablets, new research suggests. Tablet shipments will rise to 579.4m units by 2017, NPD DisplaySearch projections indicate, while traditional notebooks will drop to 183.3m units by the same point. However, a new breed of touch-enabled notebooks will step in to help arrest some of the slump.

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Apple said to sell 75 million low-cost iPhones in 2014

Apple said to sell 75 million low-cost iPhones in 2014

It's been rumored for a while now that Apple will be releasing a lower-cost iPhone at some point this year -- most likely sometime in the fall, which now begs the question of how many of these low-cost iPhones will sell. Since they'll be cheaper than a regular iPhone, it makes sense that Apple will sell a ton of these, and analysts agree.

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HTC One turnaround tipped as supply bottleneck loosens

HTC One turnaround tipped as supply bottleneck loosens

A sluggish start to HTC One shipments hasn't robbed the new flagship of all its stream, new analyst figures claim, with a "mini turnaround" predicted as the One picks up the pace. 1.2m One units are expected to ship in April, J.P. Morgan Securities' supply chain checks indicate, up from just 300,000 in March after the phone's stumbling launch, with around 2m expected to ship in May.

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Galaxy S 4 won’t stop iPhone research warns

Galaxy S 4 won’t stop iPhone research warns

Samsung's Galaxy S 4 won't be enough to stem the flow of iPhone buyers, new US research suggests, with the freshly-revealed fourth-gen flagship facing waning brand loyalty. Just 15-percent of US consumers intend to buy a Samsung phone within the next six months, Yankee Group's March research indicates, versus 40-percent aiming to buy an iPhone. Meanwhile, Samsung faces more difficulties persuading existing owners to replace their handset with another Samsung, the research group claims, compared to Apple loyalty.

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Samsung shores up suppliers as 10m Galaxy S4 sales predicted

Samsung shores up suppliers as 10m Galaxy S4 sales predicted

Samsung has learned from its supply chain hiccups and has steeled its manufacturing partners to meet expected Galaxy S4 demand, it's said, amid analyst predictions of potentially 10m sales in month one. The Korean company would not be drawn on what preparations had been made, but "ased on checks we had with suppliers," IBK Securities analyst Lee Seung-woo told Reuters, "Samsung has already done significant work to ensure smooth supply."

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BlackBerry Z10 sales estimates cut significantly

BlackBerry Z10 sales estimates cut significantly

While the BlackBerry Z10 released among a crowd of curious and eager onlookers, most of which were excited to see BlackBerry's newest offerings, the general public doesn't seem to be too crazy about the new Z10 according to Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley, who cut the sales forecast of BlackBerry's new smartphone from 1.75 million units to just 300,000.

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iPhone 5S preliminary production tipped for March, launch in June/July

iPhone 5S preliminary production tipped for March, launch in June/July

We were hoping after the launch of the iPhone 5 that we'd get at least a short break from the seemingly endless stream of rumor and speculation, but we quickly realized that wasn't going to happen. Here's some more speculation to toss on the ever-growing pile: Jefferies analyst Peter Misek thinks Apple has two new iPhone prototypes in testing. Care to guess what one of those prototypes is?

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Analyst: Wii U underperformed at GameStop during holiday season

Analyst: Wii U underperformed at GameStop during holiday season

With the holiday shopping rush comes the expectation that console and game sales will enjoy a boost. According to Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia, however, that wasn't quite the case for the Wii U. Bhatia said in a note today that sales of the Wii U and its games at GameStop have come in under expectations, which is a bit surprising considering that Wii U sales have seemed generally healthy so far.

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