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Smaller tablets set to fuel market growth!!

Android tablets will account for 48% of all models on the market this year, says IDC
The growing popularity of smaller, low-cost Android tablets has forced IDC to upwards revise its forecast for the tablet market in 2013. And while the report makes for good reading if you’re Google or Amazon, Windows 8 vendors should probably look away now.

The research group now expects 190.9 million tablets to ship in 2013, a slight but significant increase from its previous forecast of 172.4 million, and believes that booming demand for tablets will eventually see shipments skyrocket to 350 million units by the end of 2017.

“One in every two tablets shipped this quarter was below 8 inches in screen size...

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The changing scenario!!

For all of the discussion around tablets in business there has not yet arisen a game changing application for the tablets in the way that spreadsheets and word processing did for the PC over 30 years ago.

What is clear is tablets are quickly eliminating the need for paper. Newspapers, magazines, books, even comic books are all moving to tablets. Paper is on the verge of becoming an anachronism. But lacking a way to “put pen to paper” in the digital world is the final barrier.

Humans are not going to give up the pen. It’s been with us for at least 5500 years and the manner of using it has been relatively unchanged. It is almost primal in its ability to connect thought to media.

Some believe the economic value of replacing pens and pads of paper is near zero...

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Globalization of Tablet PC!!

Tablets represent nothing short of the reinvention of the personal computer.The data we are seeing around tablet adoption is incredible. And contrary to the belief of many, the tablet craze is not just happening in America but around the world. This reality has many implications.

Much of the tablet unit shipment and forecast data coming in from around the world suggest that we are seeing annual growth rates for tablets in Asia particular at over 60% YoY.Just to put that in contrast with how other segments are doing in the Asia Pacific region, growth for traditional computers is seeing 12% YoY growth annually.

Tablets on the other hand are truly personal computers and they bring the added benefit of only a very small learning curve in order to begin using them effectively...

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Tablet deployment in schools!!

Schools began giving its students a learning material ” tablets” !!
Tablets have become the cool new kid in class. But not every school is using Apple, and not all of them are using tablets properly.Using computer technology in education is nothing new, but placing PCs on every desktop or assigning every student a laptop hasn’t been financially feasible for most secondary schools.

Not surprisingly, in many educators’ eyes, the evolution of the tablet holds the promise of finally making it financially viable to have a dedicated device for each student—what educators like to call “one-to-one” computing.

Sure, students not having to lug around textbooks is great...

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Technological innovations: Entertainment, education, monetary transactions all set to turn smarter this year

The world is getting increasingly influenced by technology and how people interact with it in their day-to-day lives.All the same, technology itself keeps changing, evolving and throwing up ever-newer possibilities. As we turn the corner on another year, the tech landscape too will shift gears, taking us even closer to a more interactive, personalised, mobile and connected future. Here are a few key trends in technology that are likely to make an impact or break new ground in 2013:

A multitude of screens

It is curious to note that despite many industry watchers predicting the end of certain media types — the latest ‘favourite’ being the PC — they have continued to coexist and add to our overall experience. The year 2013 will likely establish the presence

With mobile phones more widespread than banking, mobile payment is the next big payment method in India.

and utility of multiple screen...

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