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Insurance company to deploy 30,000 Windows 8 Pro custom tablets

Sales personnel will be able to use the tablets to show videos and other content about the company's insurance products.  Yasuda sales teams previously prepared insurance proposals on Windows XP-based PCs and then printed them out for customers, Microsoft said in a blog post that also noted it's one of the largest Windows 8 tablet deployments in Japan to date.   Source article
avatarby Tab TimesAugust 7, 20130 comments

Microsoft’s pricey 256GB Surface Pro tablet finally reaches U.S.

WPCentral reports that the tablet is listed on the website of CDW.com – one of Microsoft’s authorized vendors. The model is expected to go on sale imminently and will become available in the next week, although it is not yet known if it will reach other Microsoft retail partners. “There will be limited availability of a 256GB version of Surface Pro in the U.S. exclusively through the commercial channel and the authorized Surface resellers,” said Microsoft in a statement to The Next Web. The 256GB Surface Pro launched in Japan last month and while it retains the same features as the 32GB and 64GB models, the additional solid state drive [...]
avatarby Tab TimesJuly 2, 20130 comments

Microsoft adds 256GB tablet to Surface family

The new Surface Pro tablet is due to reach Japan on June 7 and will sell for approximately $1,170, according to Liveside.net. Microsoft has since said that the tablet will come to a number of other regions, but chose not to identify these countries in an email exchange with CNET. Source article
avatarby Tab TimesMay 29, 20130 comments

Enterprise mobility set for explosive growth up until 2020

The report comes from the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) and details how the global enterprise mobility market will bring in $140 billion a year by 2020, representing a 15% annual growth in revenue for the next seven years. Indeed, such is the growth in this sector that the India-based firm predicts that enterprise mobility will account for 10-12% of total IT spend by the end of the forecast period, impressive figures given the current penetration is under 5%. Much of the growth in enterprise mobility space is expected to come from Asia and South America (APAC), according to the report, which is growing at a compound annual growth rate [...]
avatarby Tab TimesMarch 19, 20130 comments

Fashion retailer Kate Spade will use iPads for digital signage & customer engagement

But this isn't just static digital signage. The iPads will be “strategically positioned” throughout the store and feature content relevant to items for sale that are in close proximity.  This would include not just items for sale, but style suggestions and other marketing messages. Control Group, a consulting firm that designed the system for Kate Spade, says the iPads will also feature user-generated images designed to “encourage engagement with the brand and its products.” The iPads are being positioned at Kate Spade’s flagship store in Tokyo, which just opened on March 2nd. The company says it plans to include the iPad signage [...]
avatarby Tab TimesMarch 11, 20130 comments

For $17 a tiny robot will clean your tablet and smartphone

To most, this is not a problem waiting for a high tech solution. A simple wipe with a cloth (or a damp cloth for dirtier screens) usually does the trick. But gadget freaks who really, really, really want to make sure the screen on their smartphone or tablet is clean might want to check out the Auto Mee S from Japanese vendor Takara Tomy. Spotted by gadget site Gizmodo (which called it “overkill”) the Auto Mee S is like a mini-version of the Roomba robot vacuum cleaners. Coming to Japan in March for $17 each, the Auto Mee S will be available in a choice of orange, blue, pink and white colors. It has 2 rotating cleaning papers and 3 tires on its [...]
avatarby Tab TimesFebruary 5, 20130 comments

DisplaySearch: Tablets set to outsell notebooks by 2016

The firm's 'Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast' report reveals that tablets will grow from 121 million units in 2012 to 416 million by 2017, during which time notebooks will experience a more gradual climb from 208 million units to 393 million. As a result of this, DisplaySearch reckons tablets will top laptop shipments in 2016, but says notebooks will still account for 49% of mobile PC shipments by the end of the forecast period. DisplaySearch says tablet sales will mainly be driven by the mature markets of North America, western Europe and Japan, although their share of shipments (66% in 2012) is due to drop slightly to 60% in 2017, indicating [...]
avatarby Tab TimesJuly 3, 20120 comments
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