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5G Drives Device Growth, Begins to Push Out 4G

The price of mobile connectivity is on the rise as 5G begins to shut out 4G. 5G phones are significantly more expensive than 4G phones, and that gap is widening as 5G phones double in volume.

Chromebook Market Surging

The adoption of Chromebooks appears to be outpacing the growth surge predicted for the year. In the second quarter, Chromebook shipments grew 68.6 percent — and that wasn't even the best quarter of the last three quarters.

Tablet Market Sees Modest Growth as Apple Maintains Lead

According to a new preliminary report from market research firm IDC, shipments of tablets reached 40.5 million units in the second quarter of 2021, up 4.2 percent over the same period last year.

New CSU Student Success Initiative to Provide iPad Air to 35,000 Incoming Students

In its largest ever device distribution, California State University is offering an iPad Air, Apple Pencil and Apple Smart Keyboard Folio to up to 35,000 first-year and new transfer students at eight campuses this fall.

Virginia Union U Mobile Learning Initiative Will Outfit Students with Apple Devices

First-year students at Virginia Union University will receive a bundle of Apple products to support their education and success on campus.

Mobile Gaming on the Rise — Even Beyond Pandemic

The beginning of the pandemic came with a surge in mobile gameplay: According to a new report, nearly two-thirds of gamers increased the amount of time they played. And the majority of that activity will continue beyond the pandemic.



Demand for Chromebooks Surges as Tablets Make Only Modest Gains

The increased demand for lower-cost remote learning devices is helping to drive massive growth for Chromebooks this year, according to a new forecast from market research firm IDC. But the next few years won’t look so rosy.

Wacom Adds Chromebook-Compatible Tablet to Lineup

Wacom has introduced a new Intuos tablet to its lineup of graphics drawing tablets that are compatible with Chrome OS devices.

Wearables Market Jumps as New Form Factors Emerge

The wearables market is seeing a surge in growth. The total number of smart wearable devices shipped in the first quarter of 2021 grew by more than 34 percent over the same quarter in 2020.

East Mississippi CC Uses Mobile Tech to Guide Students Through Admissions Process

In an effort to grow its online programs, East Mississippi Community College has rolled out mobile enrollment technology from Perdia Education that helps guide prospective students from their initial inquiry to the first day of class.