Market tracker DisplaySearch predicts the iPad to have 30% share of the combined netbook/slate market by mid-year, says this could be “the beginning of the end” for the netbook.
The VAR Guy thinks Linux Netbooks may have fallen into a pool filled with chilly water. The apparent result: Continued market shrinkage. Alas, The VAR Guy doesn’t have official market data to share. But three pieces of circumstantial evidence suggest the Linux Netbook market continues to decline in North America while the Apple iPad and tablets continue to rise.
Apple continued to win out in terms of tablet market share this past quarter, according to the latest figures from ABI Research, with a 55 percent share of all shipments during the period. That’s a lead it has had since 2010 when the iPad was introduced, but it’s also the slimmest lead it’s ever had, and represents a dip of 14 percent versus the previous quarter.
As all eyes look towards the iPad 2 and the supposed iPad 3 later this year (although likely 2012) Ovum’s analytical oracling sees Android “dramatically outperforming Apple with a massive 20% lead on market share”. Is Ovum’s 5 year outlook outstanding, obvious or ‘orrid?
Small laptop and netbook PCs may become obsolete in the wake of smart tablet devices like the Apple iPad, according to a new market research study. The study shows that users are increasingly looking for devices that are more portable than small PCs, while providing easier connectivity to the net.
I have slowly moved to smaller devices. I have a desktop and a 15 inch laptop switched off and ignored for nearly two years. I had a Samsung NetBook N140 that was small and light that replaced them.