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Tablets 3Q 2016: WorldWide Market share: Apple 21.5%, Samsung 15.1%, Amazon 7.3%, Lenovo 6.3% says IDC. Market declines 14.7%

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Notes:
• Total tablet market includes slate tablets plus detachable tablets. References to "tablets" in this release include both slate tablets and detachable devices.
• Data is preliminary and subject to change.
• Vendor shipments are branded device shipments and exclude OEM sales for all vendors.
• The "Vendor" represents the current parent company (or holding company) for all brands owned and operated as subsidiary.


Low-Cost Detachables and Slates in the Lead as Tablet Market Slump Persists in the Third Quarter, According to IDC

The worldwide tablet market continued its slump as vendors shipped 43 million units in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16), a year-over-year decline of 14.7%, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. In contrast to the annual decline, 3Q16 shipments were up 9.8% over the second quarter of 2016 as the larger vendors prepared for the holiday quarter.
Low-cost (su…

3Q 2016 China Smartphone Market share: OPPO 17.5%, ViVo 16.7%, Huawei 15.7% says IDC.

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According to IDC’s latest Asia/Pacific Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the China smartphone market grew 5.8% YoY and 3.6% QoQ in the third quarter of 2016, with OPPO and vivo overtaking Huawei for the first time in the market.
Vendor dynamicsOPPO and vivo rose because the Chinese market has evolved beyond operator and online driven channels over to an offline structure that dovetails with OPPO and vivo’s strengths.
There were three key growth phases of the Chinese smartphone market seen in the past few years. The first phase (before 2014) was when it was driven mainly by operators. Samsung, Lenovo, and Coolpad led the smartphone market then with the help of huge subsidies offered by operators. In the second phase (2014-2015), with e-commerce booming in China, Xiaomi was one of the first vendors that rode on that e-commerce wave and disrupted the market by selling its phones online through its flash sales. 
That kicked off another trend as other vendors soon tried to follow suit and creat…

3Q 2016 WorldWide Smartphone Market share: Samsung 20%, Apple 12.5%, Huawei 9.3%, says IDC.

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Notes: • Data is preliminary and subject to change. • Vendor shipments are branded device shipments and exclude OEM sales for all vendors. • The "Vendor" represents the current parent company (or holding company) for all brands owned and operated as subsidiary.

According to preliminary results from the International Data Corporation (IDC)Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 362.9 million smartphones worldwide in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16). Despite the recall of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7, volumes were up 1.0% compared to 3Q15 when vendors shipped 359.3 million units. Sequentially, shipments grew 5.3% from 344.7 million in the second quarter of 2016.
 (Note: IDC's totals for Samsung exclude Galaxy Note 7 shipments for both recalled and unsold devices in 3Q16.)
"Samsung's market dominance in the third quarter was unchallenged in the short term even with this high-profile Galaxy Note 7 recall, but the longer term impact on the Sa…

Microsoft introduces the Surface Studio, Surface Dial, a new Surface Book. And Windows 10 Creators Update. Videos.

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Microsoft announced it first desktop PC an all-in-one Surface PC called Surface Studio ($2,999), which has a strong focus on creativity.
The Surface Studio  comes with a 28-inch display. Is the thinnest LCD monitor ever made at 12.5 mm. The computer comes with a powerful four-core i7 chip, 2TB hard drive, an HD camera and 13.5 million pixels -- more than double that of a 4K TV. There's also a built-in microphone that lets you talk to its voice-assistant software Cortana from across the room.

Microsoft Studio will be available in limited quantities for the holidays.
To compliment the Surface Studio, Microsoft introduced an accessory called the Surface Redial that "turns your desk into a studio." The circular device responds to touch and works alongside the Surface Pen stylus. After tapping it, it's possible to rewind your progress, whether it's typed text or a drawing, and adjust colors in real time. 
The Surface Studio 1TB Intel Core i5 6th Gen 8GB RAM/2GB GPU will b…

XIAOMI to launch in Nov 4th the Mi Mix Bezel-less smartphone. Videos.

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XIAOMI is launching the Mi Mix Bezel-less smartphone in China in Nov 4th.
Specifications:
6.4-inch display with edgeless design, ultra-high 91.3% screen-to-body ratio• Full ceramic body: Back cover, frame, and buttons• Custom 17:9 display, 16:9 viewing area even with soft keys• Up to 6GB LPDDR4 RAM; up to 256GB UFS 2.0 storage• 2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor• High-capacity 4400mAh battery, Quick Charge 3.0• 16MP PDAF rear camera, 5MP front camera• High-precision GPS with sensor-assisted positioning
• Full NFC functionality: Read, write, card emulation, P2P
Two versions: 
 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. support for two SIMs,  it has a 192Hz / 24-bit DAC chip for higher-resolution audio. There’ll also be a ¥3,999 ($590) option with 6GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and 18-karat gold accents around the camera and fingerprint sensor on the rear of the Mix. 4,400mAh, Battery, the rear camera comes in at 16 megapixels with phase-detect autofocus
Edgeless display, 93% …

Apple`s iPhone 7 hits the South Korea market.

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Customers line up to purchase Apple’s iPhone 7 at a Frisbee store in Myeong-dong, central Seoul, Friday.  (Yonhap)
According to the Korea Herald, sales of Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus began in South Korea on Friday, amid high expectations that the US tech giant could reap added success here in the absence of Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 7.

Apple officially launched its latest iPhone series through Korea’s three major mobile carriers SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus as well as local Apple retailer Frisbee, with sales starting from 8 a.m. on Friday.

Korea has long been a tough market for Apple, as Samsung has maintained its undisputed leadership in the local smartphone business with a market share of approximately 70 percent.

But now, expectations are high that Apple could score new purchases from Korean customers who may be willing to try out the new iPhone as Samsung has pulled its new smartphone from the market due to battery safety issues.
The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and the 5…

South Korea: Samsung offering Galaxy 8 and Note 8 Upgrade to the Galaxy Note 7 owners

According to the Korea Herald, Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is offering a special upgrade program for owners of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in South Korea who swap the fire-prone device for the Galaxy S7 or the S7 Edge smartphone.
The program allows South Korean owners of the Note 7 who exchange the device for the S7 or the S7 Edge smartphone to upgrade the replacements to either a Galaxy S8 smartphone or a Note 8 phablet, Samsung said in a statement.
Note 7 customers will pay about the half the price of the S7 or the S7 Edge until they exchange the replacements with either an S8 or a Note 8. The S8 smartphone is scheduled to be released in February or March next year and the Note 8 phablet is expected to be launched in August or September next year. 
The upgrade program in South Korea will be carried out by the end of November. 
Samsung is expected to announce similar upgrade programs in other countries. 
An official at Samsung said the program is aimed at "l…

Taiwan : iPhone 7 tops market share in September.

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There were 684,000 smartphones sold in the Taiwan market in September, increasing 3.1% on month, and iPhones had the largest market share at 29% in sales volume and 61.6% in sales value, according to the Apple Daily citing retail channels.
Samsung Electronics ranked second in sales volume with 16.5%, followed by Asustek Computer 15.4%, HTC 11.8% and Sony Mobile Communications 8.5%. In terms of sales value, Samsung recorded the second largest market share at 10.9%, followed by Sony Mobile 8%, Asustek 7.1% and HTC 6.6%.
iPhone 7 128GB was the top selling single model in sales volume, followed by the iPhone 7 Plus 128GB, Samsung J7, Asustek ZenFone 3 ZE552KL, iPhone 7 32GB, Asustek ZenFone 3 ZE520KL, HTC Desire 728, Sony Xperia XA, Taiwan Mobile Amazing X3S and Asustek ZenFone 2 Laser ZE550KL.

Samsung Rolls Out Industry’s First 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM Package for mobile.

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Samsung Electronics, announced in October 20,2016 that it is introducing the industry’s first 8-gigabyte (GB) LPDDR4 (low power, double data rate 4) mobile DRAM package, which is expected to greatly improve mobile user experiences, especially for those using Ultra HD, large-screen devices. 
The 8GB mobile DRAM package utilizes four of the newest 16 gigabit (Gb) LPDDR4 memory chips and advanced 10-nanometer (nm)-class* process technology.
“The advent of our powerful 8GB mobile DRAM solution will enable more capable next-generation, flagship mobile devices around the world,” said Joo Sun Choi, executive vice president of Memory Sales and Marketing at Samsung Electronics. 
“We will continue to provide advanced memory solutions offering the highest values and leading-edge benefits to meet the escalating needs of devices having dual camera, 4K UHD and VR features.”
The new 8GB LPDDR4 operates at up to 4,266 megabits per second (Mbps), which is twice as fast as DDR4 DRAM for PCs wor…

Apple sends out invitation for October 27th event.

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Finally It Is Official. Apple will hold an event in October 27th to unveil the new models of Macs. 
As we said before Apple could present a new iMac desktop, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops, along with a new standalone 5K monitor and probably the new MacBook Pro will be slimmer than the existing one, with a flatter keyboard and a "Dynamic Function Row," or a touchscreen OLED for standard function keys.
The event will start at 10 a.m PDT in San Francisco Apple`s Cupertino Campus.

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KODAK launches its first smartphone for photographers with a 21 mpxls DSLR camera. The EKTRA.

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So far, when you thought of Kodak, smartphones did not pass through your mind.
However the camera maker Kodak  recently introduced its first mobile phone  the EKTRA, that comes with a powerful built-in camera and a retro style with which the company wants traditional cameras are not a thing of the past.
The Kodak EKTRA is a hybrid cell phone with a camera that has  DSLR functionality, including a control system that automates functions depending on the light conditions.
The phone looks and feels like a traditional Kodak camera, it has a large lens on the back and is covered with leather. It has a shutter to take pictures and also brings stunning and elegant leather accessories as well, which are sold separately.
These days are everything megapixel camera and Kodak EKTRA knows. So your camera has 21 megapixels, which compared to 12 other phones, promises high quality photographs.
Although the phone comes with software for photo editing and works with Android technology, imagine an ideal for…