"tablets" articles

HP’s announcement last week about the launch of two new Android-powered mobile devices, the Slate6 and Slate7, was not entirely unexpected as Meg Whitman, HP’s CEO, has been indicating HP’s return to the smartphone market for well over a year now.  It is an acknowledgement from HP of the shift in computing from PC to mobile, and as a computing company, HP simply cannot ignore mobile for much longer. Two things about the announcement are interesting-HP’s choice of country...
 
by Tejas Mehta | Jan. 23, 2014
Tags: mobile, smartphone, tablets
Watches, bracelets, gloves and hats, are currently being updated with Bluetooth wireless technology which allows them to collect data and send it back to a smartphone or tablet application. Bluetooth Smart is fast becoming the connectivity solution or wearable technology by appealing to consumers with both wearable sports and fitness trackers. Bluetooth Smart, an intelligent and power-friendly version of Bluetooth wireless technology, is making wearables accessible for the mass...
 
by Julia Homier | Dec. 11, 2013
Tags: smartphones, tablets, wearable
The Smart Power Strip allows its users to control their plugged-in home appliances through a smartphone app for iOS and Android. Besides turning the appliance on and off directly, the app can also function as timer and will turn an appliance on and off at a certain time, it can also send notifications appliances have been on for too long, and monitor the specific energy consumption of different electronics. The current Smart Power Strip prototype has three U.S. power sockets, but...
 
by Julia Homier | Dec. 10, 2013
Tags: apps, connected CE, retail, smartphones, tablets
A new survey found one-quarter of pay-TV subscribers have tried to watch online video that requires them to "authenticate" their status as a pay-TV subscriber. Authenticated video is one way of providing subscribers access to content via computers, tablets, and smartphones. The upside (from the pay-TV provider's point of view) is that the technological burden of delivering access is shifted onto content provider. The downside is that it makes for a pretty lousy user...
 
by Julia Homier | Dec. 10, 2013
Tags: Pay TV, smartphones, tablets
Parks Associates has relesased a new market focus, Support Services for Mobile Devices . This research analyzes the market for technical support services for smartphones and tablets. It begins by exploring and number and types of problems consumers experience and how they resolve these problems. Next it analyzes subscription support services including current and previous adopters as well as the demand for such services. Finally, it gauges the use of support apps and their role in...
 
by Julia Homier | Nov. 8, 2013
Tags: apps, smartphones, tablets, tech support
Parks Associates and Dolby have released a complimentary whitepaper by the name of, " Audio Quality's Growing Value for Mobile Entertainment ." The whitepaper will examine the value of audio quality as an emerging differentiator in mobile devices, and it will feature analysis on current market conditions and primary consumer data. Some of the topics covered in this whitepaper include: trends in consumer adoption and usage in mobile entertainment, importance of...
 
by Julia Homier | Aug. 1, 2013
Tags: smartphones, tablets, Whitepaper
Parks Associates ' Jennifer Kent was interviewed on RCR Wireless News about the shift in the M2M marketplace from B2B to B2C.     The M2M market has been predominately a tool for B2B relations in the past, but that is swiftly changing.  Consumers, in addition to businesses, are now presented with more and more opportunities to take advantage of these type of interactions.   Jennifer provides three key examples of where consumers are directly...
 
by Parks Associates | Jul. 3, 2013
Tags: connected CE, tablets
Parks Associates has released new market focus research entitled "Voice Recognition and Control on Mobile Devices." One of the key topics of this market focus research is the consumer response to voice-control features.  For example, Parks Associates research has found that over 50 percent of Apple Siri and Google Now users report being very satisfied with voice-recognition features.  Some of the other key topics include: Current ownership of...
 
by Parks Associates | Jun. 28, 2013
Tags: Google, tablets

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