Quick takes on Tuesday, 10/29 news including: Li-Fi vs Wi-Fi, BYOD policies dealing with rogue devices, Asian desire for touch screens, mobile ad spending in the UK and Verizon's plans for new BlackBerry release in November.
LCD display panel makers are lowering their estimates of shipments and revenues for 2013 due to an oversupply of panels and reduced demand, according to the latest stats from NPD DisplaySearch.
One-quarter of notebook computers are forecast to ship with touchscreens by 2016, according to research firm IHS.
Tablets will begin to replace notebooks as the dominant mobile PC form factor this year, predicts NPD DisplaySearch.
Demand for touch-enabled mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, will spur an increase in cover glass shipments to 1.5 billion this year and more than 2.5 billion by 2017, according to a prediction by NPD DisplaySearch.
Touch-screen suppliers are focusing their production on smartphones and tablets instead of on notebook computers, leading to a shortage of touch screens for notebooks, according to the latest figures from NPD DisplaySearch.
Tablet shipments are expected to surpass notebook PC shipments this year, according to the latest research from NPD Display Search.
Laptop computers are not facing an imminent demise in light of the growing popularity of tablets, says Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn, even though he himself suggested as much in a newspaper report earlier
There's a major shift coming at many companies. Some employers are letting their employees bring their private computers--including notebooks--to the workplace. Some experts may say this is a lax
Dell is pledging to reduce the energy consumption of its notebooks and desktops by up to 25 percent. This is to happen within two years, and will be achieved by more energy-efficient