A one-piece mobile computer, typically controlled by a touchscreen, though often supplemented by the use of one or more physical context sensitive buttons or input from one or more accelerometers; an on-screen, hideable virtual keyboard is generally offered as the principal means of data input. Tablets customarily offer a screen diagonal greater than 7 inches. Apple’s iPad is a common example, but Google Android-based models are also popular.
While global PC shipments remain lukewarm at best, according to research firm IDC, global tablet shipments remain buoyant. According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, the worldwide tablet market grew by 11 per
Japanese electronics firm Toshiba Corp. recently rolled out two wireless products which enable users to create their own shared networks for storing and streaming files and media from any device without the need
Canadian companies realize the benefits of mobile technology but the number of firms that are sponsoring workplace bring your own device (BYOD) expenses for employees is shrinking, according to a recent survey by
Hewlett-Packard is aiming one of its latest mobility products at what it sees as a growing number of users that lean towards work-oriented tablet devices that also come with a full function keyboard. The company