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Sharp Reportedly Slows Production Of 9.7-Inch iPad Screens Due to Shift In Demand For iPad mini

Sharp Reportedly Slows Production Of 9.7-Inch iPad Screens Due to Shift In Demand For iPad mini

Reuters reports that according to their sources, the production of screens for Apple’s full-sized iPad has fallen to minimum levels at Sharp’s factory in Japan after a gradual slowdown began at the end of 2012.

The report notes that it’s not clear how much of this slowdown is due to seasonal changes or due to a shift in demand for iPad mini.

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Nexus 7 Beats Out the iPad as Most Popular Tablet in Japan

Nexus 7 Beats Out the iPad as Most Popular Tablet in Japan

A recent survey by Japan’s BCN and published in the Nikkei pegs the market share of the Nexus 7 at 44.4% while the iPad came in just behind with 40.1%. According to the survey price was a big factor in the decision to buy a Nexus 7 over an iPad. But there’s an interesting wrinkle in the survey timing that might explain the drop in iPad marketshare.

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Cellular iPad mini And iPad 4 Goes On Sale in China This Friday

Cellular iPad mini And iPad 4 Goes On Sale in China This Friday

Apple has just announced that the Cellular+Wi-Fi models of iPad mini and the 4th generation iPad will be available in China this Friday, January 18.

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Netbook as Tablet or Tablet as Netbook: Which Will People Prefer?

Netbook as Tablet or Tablet as Netbook: Which Will People Prefer?

I have to be honest, I haven’t seen a Microsoft Surface Tablet “in the wild” yet. Granted I also haven’t been wandering the coffee shops and other places I might find one lately, but the times I have been out and about I’ve seen plenty of iPads (very few other tablets though). And short of the very sad looking Microsoft pop up store I saw over the holidays, the Surface Tablet hasn’t hit my tech radar—except online.  Ian Betteridge of Macgasm has seen one in the wild and makes an few interesting points about why Microsoft made this push now. Ian is certainly onto something, I think.

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Tablets Will Outsell Laptops This Year

Tablets Will Outsell Laptops This Year

We know that tablets are hot and regardless of size or maker (okay, maybe not the 27″ tablet from Lenovo) they are flying off store shelves. Sure we knew they were going to eventually pass laptops in sales, but previous estimates were for this to happen in 2016. Today that’s been upped to this year.

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Smartphones, PC laptops, and iPads Lead Consumer Interest, But There’s a Catch

Smartphones, PC laptops, and iPads Lead Consumer Interest, But There’s a Catch

Strategy Analytics released consumer buying interest data today indicating that in the next twelve months people are most interested in getting an iPhone, Android phone, PC laptop, and iPads (in that order) this year. However, it’s what is gaining and losing that is far more interesting for looking ahead to 2013.

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Did You Notice I Wrote From My iPad Today?

Did You Notice I Wrote From My iPad Today?

I often talk about how I can very happily work from my iPad. How I can focus more on my writing. How I can do virtually everything from my iPad that I need to do on a daily basis. Today I (pretty) much did just that. So, did you notice?

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Glance Back at 2012 and Look Ahead to 2013

Glance Back at 2012 and Look Ahead to 2013

Lots of sites are looking back at 2012 to review the year gone by, but while there is no doubt it’s been a pretty exciting year, I thought I’d start with a look at the year to come and make a few arm waving predictions about what we might see. Well, a few arm waving predictions and a good number of pretty sure bets as well.

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Apple Airs New iPad Ad “I’ll Be Home”

Apple Airs New iPad Ad “I’ll Be Home”

Apple has just aired a new television ad showcasing the full-sized iPad and iPad mini featuring FaceTime – Apple’s video calling feature.

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All 3,600 British Airways Pilots to Get iPads

All 3,600 British Airways Pilots to Get iPads

British Airways is betting big on iPads. As part of huge investments in it’s flight crews, all 3,600 BA pilots will be getting iPads in the cockpit as some point in the future.

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