Back in 2010, the first Samsung Galaxy Tab was announced and we’re sure many of us sniggered at users who actually used it to make voice calls. Even today we’re sure some of us think it’s ridiculous to put a giant phone to your ear since it doesn’t look very flattering, but apparently that is a trend that is catching on in Asia.
While many would consider it a tech faux pas to place tablets next to your ear to make phone calls, analysts at the IDC have found that the demand for tablets that can make phone calls are on the rise, with such devices commanding about 15% of the market in 2013, and rising to 25% in Q2 2014. Read full post →Tablets That Make Voice Calls Are On The Rise In Asia
It is no secret that Intel is currently facing some difficulty in trying to break into the mobile market. While Intel might have had some success with low-end handsets, there just aren’t that many high-end Intel-powered smartphones around at the moment. That scene is primarily dominated by the likes of Qualcomm, Samsung, and to a certain extent NVIDIA and MediaTek, just to name a few.
So what can Intel do to boost its mobile presence? Well according to RBC analyst Doug Freeman, he thinks that one way Intel can start making their presence felt in the mobile chipset market is by buying out the competition, namely MediaTek. Freeman suggests that this would be a faster and better way as opposed to letting Intel’s business to grow naturally, which might take a long time if at all. Read full post →Analyst: Intel Should Buy MediaTek To Secure Their Position In The Market