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Bell Apple Watch advantage unknown: experts

telecom | 09/15/2017 4:06 pm EDT

Wearable use in Canada and around the world is trending up, but the numbers for smartwatches are still too low to suggest BCE Inc. can see any real gain as it prepares to be the first Canadian carrier to deliver Apple Inc.’s first cellular-enabled watch. Apple...

Tablet shipments to be down 8.1% this year: IDC

Media | 12/01/2015 5:22 pm EST

Global tablet shipments will be down 8.1 per cent for 2015 overall, though tablets with detachable keyboards are expected to see strong growth for this year and in 2016, according to International Data Corp. The technology research company said in a press release Tuesday that tablet shipments will total 211.3 million this year. IDC research director Jean Philippe Bouchard said in the release: "We're witnessing a real market transition as end users shift their demand towards detachables and more broadly towards a productivity-based value proposition." Bouchard said detachable...

Galaxy View available through Bell, but ‘not a tablet’

Media | 10/29/2015 7:07 pm EDT

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has released a new touch-screen device, powered by Android software and suitable for web browsing and video streaming, but it is "not a tablet," according to a company spokesman. Samsung and BCE Inc. said in a joint press release Thursday that the new Galaxy View, with its 18.4-inch...

Wearable shipments more than doubling this year: IDC

Media | 09/14/2015 1:49 pm EDT

International Data Corp. said Monday that wearable shipments will reach 76.1 million units this year, up 163.6 per cent from the 28.9 million units shipped in 2014. It said in a press release that total shipments of basic and...

Wearables market to grow 173.3% this year: IDC

Media | 06/18/2015 1:43 pm EDT

International Data Corp. predicted Thursday that the global wearable market will grow 173.3 per cent this year. The technology research company said in a press release that 72.1 million wearable devices will be shipped this year,...

IDC downgrades tablet forecast for 2015

Media | 03/12/2015 2:54 pm EDT

International Data Corp. has lowered its forecast for tablet and 2-in-1 hybrid shipments in 2015 following previous figures that showed the first ever year-on-year decline for this market in the fourth quarter of last year. IDC...

Smartphones lead growth of ‘connected’ devices: IDC

telecom | 06/17/2014 5:23 pm EDT

Growing adoption of smartphones around the world will help drive growth in the total number of "smart connected devices" shipped to 1.8 billion this year, an increase of 15.6 per cent over last year, research company International Data Corp. said Tuesday. IDC said in a news release that such connected devices include personal computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. It said growth in connected devices, which will grow further to 2.4 billion by 2018, is driven by smartphones, noting that sales of PC and tablets saw "a weak first quarter" this year. Jitesh Ubrani, a research analyst with IDC, said in the release that smartphones are becoming "the first and primary computing device for many." IDC said growth in smartphone sales will be led in emerging...