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State of Mobile 2013

State of Mobile 2013


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September 26, 2013 · 8:10 am

Windows 8 Push Arrives on 14 Conde Nast Covers | Media – Advertising Age

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windows 8 promotions on the front of conde nast’s december issues seem to push the boundaries that magazines have long observed.

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Samsung Windows 8 Slate PC


The S-Pen slots into the side of the Slate and offers 1,024 levels of sensitivity. Depending on the software designed to work with the S-Pen, it could be a killer differentiating feature compared to other Windows tablets. Samsung’s also installing MediaHub software to help out with entertainment and app access to Samsung’s content.

The Series 7 Slate weighs a little more, at 1.89 pounds, and it’s thicker: 0.5 inch. Its 11.6-inch screen has a higher 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution. The Series 7 Slate (XE700T1C-A01US) comes with an Intel Core i5-3317U processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB SSD, as well as Gigagbit Ethernet with an adapter and Bluetooth 4.0, matching the standards of many ultrabooks.


The Series 5 and 7 Slates look attractive, but not particularly different from previous Samsung Windows Slates, and have a bit of a different aesthetic than the generally sleeker, thinner Galaxy Tab Android tablets. The success of Samsung’s Slates will go as far as Windows 8 tablet functionality will take them. If these slates can demonstrate excellent battery life and easy-to-use Windows apps, then they could be compelling hybrids. The $749 Series 5 Slate feels like the more interestingly priced device; the Series 7 Slate, at $1,199, is pretty expensive for an 11-inch device, even with its specs. Both will be available at Windows 8 launch on October 26.


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Microsoft’s Introduces – Surface


The cover is also a Keyboard.


Microsoft Surface specifications

  • Operating system: Windows RT
  • Weight: 676 grams
  • Thickness: 9.3mm
  • Display: 10.6″ ClearType HD display
  • Battery: 31.5W-h
  • Connectivity options: microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video, 2×2 MIMO antennae
  • Case: VaporMg case & stand
  • Capacities: 32GB and 64GB

Microsoft Surface Pro specifications

  • Operating system: Windows 8 Pro
  • Weight: 903 grams
  • Thickness: 13.5mm
  • Display: 10.6″ ClearType HD display
  • Battery: 42W-h
  • Connectivity options: microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, 2×2 MIMO antennae
  • Case: VaporMg case & stand
  • Capacities: 64GB and 128GB


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iOS Leads Tablet OS Through 2017

Santa Clara, Calif., October 24, 2011—Shipments of tablet PCs with ARM processors are expected to grow 211% Y/Y in 2011 to 59.9 million units, while tablet PCs with x86 processors (typically used in notebook and netbook PCs) are not expected to experience strong growth until 2013, according to the newly-launched DisplaySearch Tablet Quarterly report. Similarly, Windows 8, which is also associated with mobile PCs, is not expected to take significant share until 2013. Global tablet shipments are expected to reach nearly 330 million units by 2017, up from less than 60 million units in 2011, so this market segment

“The tablet PC and notebook PC markets are on a collision course as both product categories continue to evolve and improve on their respective weaknesses,” said Richard Shim, DisplaySearch Senior Analyst. “As such, each product category will influence the other over time. Still, the incumbent platforms have inherent advantages in the early years.”

Worldwide Tablet PC Shipments (Forecast by Processor)

As pictured in the graph below, the NPD Group-owned research team predicts that global tablet shipments are expected to reach nearly 330 million units by 2017 — up from less than 60 million units in 2011.

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