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Rumor: Samsung to debut Galaxy Gear smartwatch on September 4

Samsung fansite SamMobile claims that the much-rumored “Galaxy Gear” smartwatch will debut at the “Samsung Unpacked Episode 2” event, which is taking place at the IFA exhibition in Berlin, Germany on September 4. The website, which has also been a constant source of Samsung tablet rumors in recent times, says that the smartwatch will act as a companion device to the firm’s collection of Galaxy smartphones and tablets. Previous reports have indicated that Samsung will take the wrap off a smartwatch and the third-generation Galaxy Note phablet at the German tech exhibition. Source article
avatarby Tab TimesAugust 15, 20130 comments

Report: Tablet owners in the U.K. more likely to pay for news online

The just-released Reuters Institute Digital Report 2012, which surveyed users across five countries, including the U.S., shows that 58% of tablet owners in the U.K. use the device to access news every week. Reuters says these users are more likely to pay for news content and 44% say they find the experience better than a PC.  “In the U.K., we find that some newspaper brands with paid apps do significantly better on a tablet than on the open internet – in terms of overall market share,” Reuters said.  Over a quarter of those surveyed online in the U.S. and the U.K. also reported that they access news via their smartphone each week. The [...]
avatarby Tab TimesJuly 10, 20120 comments

Tablet TV viewing has doubled in the last year, says DisplaySearch

Speaking through its new ‘Global TV Replacement Study’, the firm said that this claim was true across 14 regional countries, and says that global consumers are increasingly seeing tablets as an alternate device for discovering and watching TV shows and videos. The firm says that Turkey is the fastest growing region for tablet use in this regard, with usage jumping from 3% in 2011 to 16.5% in 2012, but also highlights strong increases in Germany (up nearly four-fold on a year-on-year basis), France and the U.S. (both of which saw their tablet usage increase 3X over the year). However, while NPD DisplaySearch is keen to state the increasing content being [...]
avatarby Tab TimesJune 28, 20120 comments

Report indicates tablets now account for 40% of mobile data plans

These figures come from the firm’s Mobile Broadband Price Benchmarking Service, which also notes the emergence of 4G-specific tablet plans from the likes of Vodafone in Germany, and Sprint in the United States Unsurprisingly given the increasing availability of 4G tablets and compatible networks (at least in North America), Strategy Analytics expects a ‘dramatic increase’ in 4G tablet plans for the rest of 2012. "Offering tablet plans and devices is a key part of mobile operator strategy”, said author of the report, Pawel Kmiec.  “Of all the plans available from mobile operators, tablet plans now account for almost 40 [...]
avatarby Tab TimesMay 9, 20120 comments

Apple and five digital publishers face EU probe

The EU watchdog will look at the deals between Apple and publishers including Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, the UK's Penguin, France's Hachette Livre and Germany's Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck. Apple was the first retailer to allow publisher to move to 'agency agreements', in which allows publishers are allowed to set the price at which online bookshops sell e-Books. In the past, publishers were able to set the wholesale price of the e-Books, while the retailers had the sole responsibility of deciding what price to sell them at. "The Commission has concerns that these practices may breach EU antitrust rules that prohibit cartels [...]
avatarby Tab TimesDecember 6, 20110 comments

Hugo Boss sales team to use StoryDesk’s iPad app

New York-based StoryDesk offers a what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) cloud-based tablet publishing platform for enterprise, and CatalogApp represents its flagship service, enabling sales and marketing staff to easily create product lines, in order to show and sell products directly from their iPad tablet. StoryDesk exhibited at last month's Tablet in Enterprise (TiE) exhibition in London and its two iPad applications are now being used by more than 500 companies in a range of industries, including pharmaceutical firms and those working in financial services. StoryDesk now offers a free 30-day trial for users to create their sales catalog, and view this on their [...]
avatarby Tab TimesNovember 7, 20110 comments
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