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Apple Television

In spite of the persistent rumors that Apple will have a television on the market in 2012 it is not clear that they will have built an ecosystem favorable to Apple. We assess that there is a <50% probability that Apple will have a television product in 2012. Continue reading

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The Future of the Tablet

The tablet computer form factor is finally emerging after years of effort and many failed attempts. This is singularly the result of Appleā€™s iPad. With the excitement of 40m iPad units sold up to October 2011 there is a gold … Continue reading

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DisplaySearch FPD 2011

DisplaySearch FPD, San Diego, CA March 1-2, 2011 The first day of the DisplaySearch FPD conference highlighted the important shifts in the FPD display market. This is being driven by the saturation of HD FPD televisions in mature markets, the … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of Replacing a Notebook with an iPad

As I set off on a two week trip to Europe and the Caucuses, the reality of traveling without a notebook hit me as I discovered it had been left at home. My best option was to get an iPad, and make do. So, how did the iPad shape up as a replacement notebook? Continue reading

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CES 2011: New Products

In 3 days of walking the floor we saw lots of interesting and exciting products. As discussed throughout these reports the buzz was on 3D and tablets but there was much more. We highlight products which were innovative or different. Continue reading

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CES 2011: Tablets

Why have tablets achieved such market velocity in a short period of time? A successful market example in the Apple iPad, an opportunity OS in Google Android, and a huge ecosystem in Asia for the design and production of low-cost computer products. Continue reading

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CES 2011: Day 2

As we explore the CES floor the energy around the tablet is palpable. The smartphone is assumed. Despite all the uncertainties of the market and the struggles for market share this looks like an old battlefield. The excitement is around the tablet – in only 9 months the market has been transformed by the iPad. Continue reading

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CES 2011: Day 1

CES 2011 has 28 conferences within the event. These provide an opportunity to explore technologies and topics in more detail. One was the Smart Phone and Tablet Conference. Virtually every presenter was focused on the iPhone and iPad, but the emphasis placed on them was taken for granted. Apple has made all of this happen, the iPad is less than a year old. The only way one sees Apple at CES is through the impact it has. Continue reading

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Emerging Markets III – Mobile

iPhone Dominates Emerging Markets for SmartPhones not based on Functionality Cell phones are ubiquitous. Smartphones are not. Countries are different from the US in the role that the carriers play and how consumers buy cell phones. GSM is the world … Continue reading

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