tablet pc

Apple's iPad Is Set to Take a Bite Out of PC Sales Growth

IT trends researcher Gartner just cut its forecast for 2011 worldwide PC shipment growth from 18.1% to 15.9%. That's still very robust growth for PCs, but they see it as an early sign that the wild popularity of the iPad is taking a toll on the rest of the computer industry.

Apple iPad Hits Verizon Wireless Stores Today

Verizon Wireless is introducing Apple%u2019s (AAPL) iPad tablet computer today. Verizon will offer the popular tablet bundled with a MiFi 2200 device for Internet access through the operator%u2019s 3G network, Softpedia said.

Hewlett-Packard Launches iPad Rival Slate

Hewlett-Packard Corp. on Friday began selling its own tablet-style personal computer, marking the computer-making giant's entry into a rapidly-growing market dominated by Apple Inc.'s iPad.

Samsung Delays Korea Tablet Debut

Samsung Electronics (SSNHY) will delay the introduction of its Galaxy Tab tablet computer in South Korea while it equips the device with superior applications for the domestic market. Samsung cancelled plans to show the new product to local media on Oct. 14, Bloomberg News said. The company has not yet set a new date.

Taking on the iPad: Microsoft Tablets Coming Soon

Microsoft says the first tablets equipped with Windows 7 will hit stores this year. The so-called "slate" computing devices, launched in partnership with hardware companies such as Hewlett-Packard, will go on sale during this year's holiday season.

Research In Motion to Launch iPad Rival: 'BlackPad'

As early as next week, Research in Motion plans to unveil its new tablet PC, unofficially known as the BlackPad. But why would anyone buy the BlackPad when there is the iPad, the Dell Streak, and others on the way?

Small Flat-Panel Shipments to Surge on Smartphone, Tablet Sales

Shipments of smaller liquid-crystal display (LCD) flat panels will surge this year, boosted by the growing popularity of smart phones and tablet-type computer devices. Meanwhile, shipments of larger LCD panels used for television sets are in a slump.

Big Three Wireless Providers Hedge Bets With Galaxy Tab

AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint-Nextel want to protect themselves against the iPad and the power it brings Apple in the wireless marketplace. Case in point: Samsung Electronics will launch its new Galaxy Tab tablet soon and all three telecoms will market it.

Corning Earnings Beat Predictions, But Shares Dip

Corning's second-quarter profit jumped 49%, beating analysts' estimates as sales grew by 23%. But while the high-tech glass-maker expects demand to remain high for its products, it expects little change in sales in the current quarter. Shares fell about 2% in premarket trading.

What Will Make E-Reading Take Off? A Low-Priced Tablet

A Boston Consulting Group survey has encouraging results for publishers anxious to turn the masses on to e-reading. Significant numbers plan to buy an e-reader, and what they're after is a cheap, multifunctional device like a tablet PC.

Taiwan PC Makers Cleaning Up on Mobile Computing

Taiwan's PC industry, the world's largest, posted a 53% jump in first-quarter revenues to $25.1 billion from the year-ago period. And driving sales is a massive shift toward mobile computing as buyers flock to devices like netbooks and tablet computers.

Apple's 'Latest Creation' Fuels Tablet Chatter

With speculation mounting that Apple is preparing to unveil a new tablet-style computer, the company invited reporters to come see its "latest creation" at an event in San Francisco next week. Meanwhile, a news report said Apple will release a 22-inch, touch-enabled, all-in-one PC in 2010.