Microsoft inks more deals to take Office to tablets – including LG and Sony pacts

Microsoft announced partnerships with 20 more Android tablet makers which will see Office apps and Skype pre-installed, with LG and Sony being the headline additions. The companies join Dell and Samsung, which already have agreements in place, and Microsoft now …

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Smaller vendors gain ground on Apple and Samsung in shrinking tablet space

Huawei, TCL-Alcatel and LG benefited from “pockets of growth” in the tablet space during Q1 2015, according to Strategy Analytics, but the overall picture for the sector was not a positive one. China’s Huawei in particular performed strongly, shipping 1.3 …

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Mobile phone shipments to hit 1.9B in 2015, followed by slow growth

The mobile phone market will ship 1.94 billion units and grow 3.5 per cent in 2015, according to a new Gartner report, which added that “the presence of cheaper smartphones will continue to appeal to consumers and counter the need …

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Tablets market set for slowed growth – IDC

IDC “scaled back” its five-year outlook for the tablet sector, with growth slowing to “low single digits”, underpinned by demand from the commercial sector and Microsoft gaining traction in this market. The review comes after the tablet sector saw its …

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Asia Briefs: Singapore’s M1 moves to LTE-A, India’s DoT to consider extending spectrum deadline & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: Singapore’s M1 moves to LTE-A M1 has rolled out LTE-Advanced across 95 per cent of Singapore, giving customers peak (theoretical) download speeds …

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Lenovo and Asus help drive improved tablet shipments

According to a report by Strategy Analytics, total tablet shipments reached 55.2 million units in Q3 2014, up 6 percent from 52 million in Q3 2013. This is partly due to Lenovo and Asus tablets having done well: each shipped …

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