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IDC: Q1 2013 tablet shipments surpassed first-half 2012 shipments

The latest International Data Corporation (IDC) report mentions how worldwide tablet shipments have continued to surge. According to the numbers, that surge would translate into a 142.4 percent year-over-year growth. Looking at that growth in another way, tablet shipments for the first quarter of 2013 are sitting at 49.2 million, which is more then the entire first half of 2012. Shifting away from the overall picture of the market and into specifics such as top vendors and top operating systems and things are looking slightly familiar.

IDC: Q1 2013 marks first time smartphones out ship feature phones

The International Data Corporation (IDC) has published their latest report, this time taking a look at smartphone and feature shipments for the first quarter of 2013. While we are looking at the same vendor names as we have seen in past reports, we have seen some other interesting tidbits in terms where the smartphone market is heading as a whole. To begin with, despite what the IDC is calling a "seasonably slow first quarter" there was still a 4 percent growth in the overall mobile phone market.

Samsung infringed on Apple’s text-selection patent

Samsung and Apple and more patent talk. This particular case stems back to mid-2011 when Apple accused Samsung of infringing on several patents. This complaint originally included seven patents, however one was quickly dropped from the group. Of the six remaining, it was determined that Samsung infringed on four of them. On the flip side, that meant Samsung did not infringe on those remaining two patents.

Apple patents wrap-around AMOLED display tech

Wait. What? Didn't Samsung already have this in the works? For those that aren't familiar Samsung has been working hard on their curved AMOLED dispaly technology, but it looks like Apple might beat them to the punch. Samsung's YOUM display technology has been shown off many times, but Apple's already applied for a patent of said technology.

Samsung loads up, receives the most mobile patents in 2012

The folks at Samsung went big in 2012 and loaded up on patents, most notably mobile patents. As we're sure many of you know Samsung didn't have too great of a year in court regarding patents, and we have a feeling they'll be trying hard to protect themselves in the future now that they've acquired so many this past year. Samsung was granted more patents than any other mobile company over the past 12 months.

IDC: Tablet shipments on the rise and will overtake PC shipments by 2014

The latest IDC report has been posted and it touches on the topic of the worldwide smart connected device market. IDC notes that this market had crossed 1 billion shipments in 2012 and it shows Apple as pulling in close to Samsung for the fourth quarter of the year. Perhaps more interesting for some, it is looking like a post-PC era is getting closer reality.

T-Mobile 4G LTE UNcarrier device lineup revealed

T-Mobile is currently sharing the UNcarrier details, which thankfully includes a breakdown of the devices that will be available. We touched on the devices in a previous post, however it looks like T-Mobile has revealed a bit more in terms of availability and pricing details. Well pricing and availability for most of the devices anyway.