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Apple Keeps Tablet Lead, Lenovo Emerging as Third
November 19, 2014

Apple has remained the leader in tablet market share, with Samsung till in second, while Lenovo has emerged as a strong third place contender, according to market research numbers released by ABI Research Wednesday. 

Portable Speakers Poised for Growth
December 5, 2013

Digital speakers make a source our of your smartphone, laptop, or tablet, making a shared experience out of your personal audio files. The digital speaker market—portable speakers, speakers with docks, sound bars, and network audio systems—is expected to grow from over 47 million units in 2013 to nearly 61 million by 2018, with portable speakers representing over half of the market by the end of the forecast window, according to ABI Research.

The Connected Home is Now
July 2, 2013

Industry analysts have been predicting the proliferation of smart, connected homes for more than 20 years. But up until now, no cool product or service has moved the needle toward mass adoption. The percentage of U.S. homes with some type of home automation or smart grid system is still less than two percent. 

Hong Kong Fair Touts Mobility
April 29, 2013

The 10th edition of the Hong Kong Electronics Fair attracted more than 3,200 exhibitors and 90,000 buyers from around the globe who were looking to looking to capitalize on the latest trends in consumer electronics.

Over a Million Smart Watches Seen Shipping this Year
April 17, 2013

No major CE company has yet introduced a smartwatch, but everyone from Apple to Google to Microsoft is supposedly working on one. That's why ABI Research has forecasted that 1.2 million of the devices will be shipped worldwide this year. 

Tablet Sales Seen Reaching $64 Billion
April 14, 2013

The CE industry will ship 150 million tablets this year, gaining revenues of $64 billion, a 28 percent increase over 2012, according to numbers released last week by ABI Research. 

2013 Will Be the Year of "The Internet of Things" as More than 5B Wireless Chips Ship
December 21, 2012

Over five billion wireless connectivity chips will ship in 2013, according to ABI Research, as our appetite for everything mobile continues to grow. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are both growing, of course, but so are lesser-known specs such as Zigbee, UWB, and, yes, even NFC.

Most of those five billion chips won't be in phones, as tablets, sensors, cameras, lightbulbs, refrigerators, and more increasingly get connected to the Internet.

I talked to Peter Cooney, a wireless analyst with ABI, just before the the research company's London offices closed for the Christmas long weekend.