Apple's iPad series of tablets has been tumbling in terms of sales over multiple quarters and it is increasingly looking like the product is dying. However, the iPads decline is mostly mirroring an overall slip in the tablet market at a whole, and this is evidenced by the fact that the iPad remains the best-selling slate.
Lenovo rolled out a couple of new smartphones at MWC, but the Chinese company also has a few tablets to show up at the trade show in Barcelona. The company says two of the slates are for families, while the third is oriented towards the business minded. The tablets in question are TAB3 7, TAB3 8, and the TAB3 10.
Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 is making its way to the United States it seems as the tablet has passed through the FCC, usually a sure sign that a product is close to be launched in the States.
HP was one of the companies that got left behind when the smartphone ascended at the expense of the personal computer. The PC giant has never been able to crack the mobile market but it has almost continuously launched tablets through the last few years, even though none have been a success. HP now says that it will continue to build slates, but will now be focusing on purely the high end market.
As well as launching the Redmi Note 3 smartphone today, Xiaomi also unveiled a brand new tablet, the Mi Pad 2. The slate lands as a very attractive 8-inch device with potent specs and a price tag that will guarantee that Xiaomi will have a success on its hands in China and Asia.
Nvidia has launched its new Shield Tablet K1 today, a sequel to last year's original K1 gaming oriented slate that delivered plenty of power and fast software updates. One thing that instantly grabs the eye this year is the affordability, with the new Shield Tablet K1 will cost just $199.
Tablet sales are in what seems to be a terminal decline and even Apple, the market leader, is suffering dwindling sales of the iPad. However, the iPad Pro could be a much needed shot in the arm for the company's tablet output and through its first two days on sale the oversized slate has saw demand that exceeds supply.
Verizon has today unveiled its Ellipsis 10 tablet, a slate that had been first leaked last month and comes with one particular standout feature. The 10.1-inch Ellipsis comes with a frankly massive 9100mAh, which is the largest juicer on any 4G LTE slate that Big Red sells, from any company.
Apple launched the iPad Pro today and CEO Tim Cook took the time to offer a dig at the Pro's biggest rival, Microsoft. Speaking Philosophical Society at Trinity College in Ireland, Cook gave a timely assessment of Microsoft's Surface Book, a laptop/tablet that Redmond launched last month.
Apple's giant iPad Pro is now available to buy the United States. The 12.9-inch slate is Apple's most decked out tablet and is the company's take on a true PC alternative. Launched two months ago, the iPad Pro is now available in a number of configuration and with optional accessories such as the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil.