Year to date: HP top seller of tablets in U.S. after Apple

U.S. tablet sales, excluding iPad sales, reached 1.2 million units for the first ten months of 2011 according to a recent report from the NPD Group.

Surprisingly, HP, which released its WebOS powered Touchpad tablet in July and cancelled it in August, was the number one seller with a 17% market share or just over 200,000 units.

eReader sales expected to triple in next five years

Worldwide sales of ebook readers, such as the Kobo wireless readers shown here, are predicted reach 67 million by 2016, nearly triple the 25 million devices expected to be sold in 2011 according to a recent forecast by Juniper Research.

The research firm expects sales to remain strong thanks to falling prices, the price of the market-leading Kindle has fallen significantly (from $349 to $79) since it was launched, and the benefits of electronic ink technology.

Sales of iPhone 4S top four million in first weekend

The iPhone 4S may not have captured the hearts of the blogosphere but it certainly has captured the hearts of consumers.

Apple today announced it has sold over four million of the devices in just three days. The device sold just over a million units on Friday, the first day of sales and a remarkable three million more units on Saturday and Sunday.

Apple iPhone 4S pre-orders top one million in first day of sales

While tech bloggers and critics complain the new iPhone 4S is short on new features and a new design, consumers seem quite happy to shell out many hundreds of dollars for the new smartphone.

 

Apple yesterday announced pre-orders of its iPhone 4S topped one million last Friday, surpassing the previous single day pre-order record of 600,000 held by iPhone 4.

X-Men: First Class tops last week’s DVD Charts

American Superhero film “X-Men: First Class” from Fox Studios was the top selling movie and the top rental on DVD in North America last week according to figures published today by Rentrak.

Global PC sales top 85 million units in second quarter

Global sales of personal computers reached 85.2 million units in the second quarter of 2011, a 2.3 percent increase from the same period last year according to a recent report from Gartner.

Analyst estimates 250,000 Playbooks have been sold

In a research note sent to clients, RBC Capital Markets analyst Mike Abramsky is reporting that Research in Motion (RIM) has sold 250,000 Playbooks since its launch on April 19th.

The tablet computer went on-sale April 19th at more than 20,000 retail locations in the United States and Canada, just days after the launch of the Motorola android powered Xoom tablet and three weeks after the launch of the Apple iPad 2 tablet.

Kinect sales top ten million

Microsoft announced this week that it has sold more than ten million Kinect for Xbox 360 units to retailers since its introduction last November.

Kinect for Xbox 360 is a peripheral device for the video game console that enables players to control one of seventeen Kinect ready games without having to use game controller. The add-on device sells for $150 or as part of several Xbox 360 bundles.

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