Stories by Lexton Snol

Windows tablet 'delayed till 2012'

In the same week that Apple released version 2 of its iPad tablet PC arch rival Microsoft is rumoured to be delaying its own version of Windows for tablets until late next year.

iPads to overtake netbooks by 2012

With its <a href="http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/index.cfm?reviewid=3211322">iPad</a> capturing 6 percent of the portable PC segment in the second quarter of 2010 <a href="http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?spotlight=2030:b">Apple</a> will continue lead the media tablet market through at least 2011 largely because of the lack of innovation in the <a href="http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/index.cfm?prodcatid=167">netbook</a> market.

Netbook sales to double by 2013

60 million <a href="http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/index.cfm?prodcatid=167">netbooks</a> are expected to ship worldwide in 2010, with double that number reaching global markets in 2013.

iPad and UMDs set for business adoption

While Apple's iPad, a device belonging to the ultra-mobile device (UMD) category, is all the rage among consumers, enterprise suppliers are already preparing it for business use, even though UMDs add even more support and control complexity for IT managers currently trying to manage an expanding base of smartphone platforms such as the iPhone 4.

Mobile device shipments to double by 2015

2009 will see a total of 1.2 billion mobile devices shipped, including all categories of wireless devices such as mobile phones, MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices), netbooks, mobile consumer electronics products, and cellular modems.Shipments of these devices will have nearly doubled in 2014 to a total of 2.25 billion, according to the latest data from ABI Research. "The next five years will see a shift in the breakdown between types of mobile devices shipped," comments industry analyst Michael Morgan.

Two billion Bluetooth chipsets to ship in 2014

Two billion Bluetooth chipsets are forecast to ship in 2014 alone, according to new market data released by ABI Research. More than half will be found in wireless handsets. In the same year, almost 1.5 billion Wi-Fi chipsets are expected to ship and again, more than one third of that total will be used in handsets.

Mobile cloud subscribers to number 1 billion by 2014

The number of mobile cloud computing subscribers worldwide will grow rapidly over the next five years, rising from 42.8 million subscribers in 2008, (approximately 1.1% of all mobile subscribers) to just over 998 million in 2014 (nearly 19%).

See Microsoft's new retail logo

Microsoft has designed itself a new logo for its forthcoming retail stores, which aim to take on the popular Apple retail stores across the world.

10 web brands account for half all internet time

The top 10 web brands are getting stronger, despite the proliferation of new sites and services. The 10 web brands on which Britons spend the most time accounted for nearly half of all UK internet time - compared to less than 42 percent a year ago.

Twitter traffic trebles in 2009

During the week ending February 7, Twitter became one of the 100 most visited websites in the UK for the first time. Hitwise ranked it 91st within All Categories, placing above online heavyweights such as Expedia UK (96), Gumtree (100), easyJet (101), Digital Spy (103) and MoneySupermarket (105).