Alcatel OneTouch brings three new mobile devices to Telus, Koodo

Three new mobile devices from Alacatel OneTouch will be available in Canada starting tomorrow. The Chinese manufacturer today announced that the IDOL X + smartphone and POP 8 tablet will be available nationwide on August 20th at Telus and Koodo. The two devices join the POP Icon smartphone, launched last week as a prepaid device. [...]

Datawind looking to make $20 tablet computer

Datawind have announced they are looking to make a tablet computer that will cost half the price of the current lowest cost tablet in market.

Android tops tablet market share in 2013

Android-powered devices outsold Apple iPads to overtake the top spot in the global tablet market share for the first time in 2013.

NextBox™ 2.0 available in Ontario

Rogers announced today their new TV and home entertainment solution, called NextBox 2.0. The new offering essentially consists of three new feature sets: * Whole Home PVR: Exactly as it sounds, this allows you to watch anything you have recorded on your PVR  on any other TV with a NextBox HD terminal. The rise in [...]

Tablets made up 25% of Mobile PC shipments in 2011

Worldwide shipments of tablet computers totalled 72.7 million units in 2011, approximately 25.5% of all mobile PC shipments, according to a recent report from Displaysearch.

The researchers estimate tablet shipments in 2011 will finish 256% than in 2010.

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.

Update: Samsung Nexus will come with Ice Cream Sandwich

Google and Samsung have announced that the Galaxy Nexus smartphone which will be the first Android smartphone to come with Ice Cream sandwich natively installed.

For those readers who don’t know, Ice Cream Sandwich is the code name for the fourth major version of the Android mobile Operating system which Google says combines the best of the Android 2.x phone interface with the Android 3.x Honeycomb tablet interface.

Smartphones and Tablets account for almost 7% of U.S. Web traffic

A report out today from comScore has found that computers accounted for 93.2 percent of web traffic in the U.S. during August. Approximately two-thirds of the remaining 6.8 percent of traffic was sent or received from mobile phones with tablets accounting for much of the remainder.

The research firms says that increased WiFi availability and mobile broadband adoption in the country are behind the increasing share of internet traffic flowing to smartphones and tablets.

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