Posted on | May 18, 2012 | No Comments
Amazon is attempting to make back some of that money they’re losing on every Kindle Fire sold by selling “prime” location ad space on their 7-inch tablets. For a measly $600,000, you too can advertise your latest rap album, product, or service, directly from the Kindle Fire’s welcome screen.
Computer Business Review
Tablet devices are expected to generate more Web traffic than smartphones by early 2013, reaching 10% of total website traffic in 2014, since consumers find browsing websites on tablets nearly as engaging as on PCs, according to a report by Adobe Systems.
Apple has reportedly already tagged LCD suppliers for an iPad mini, with an eye toward launching the tablet in the second half of the year. This latest scuttlebut comes courtesy of Taiwan news outlet Liberty Times. Citing the usual, vague “market rumors” but also a report from Japanese securities firm Macquarie, the Liberty Times said the iPad mini could start shipping by the end of the third quarter with a goal of 6 million units.
Although iPads and other tablets remain very popular in today’s mobile marketplace, they’re not yet ready to assume the role of a laptop replacement. In fact, use of laptops around the world is on the rise, according to ABI Research. The report is the result of the company’s ongoing Technology Barometer surveys, which polls 8,000 consumers in seven countries every six months.