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iPad may hit laptop size (RCR Mobile Minute)

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Apple is at work on a 12.9-inch iPad, according to Bloomberg. The current full-size iPad measures 9.7 inches diagonally. The report says production on the new slates won’t start until next year.
The global tablet market is still smaller than the PC market, but for Apple, tablets are the company’s second-largest revenue source after smartphones. Analysts at Gartner say Apple had more than a third of the worldwide tablet market last year, but its market share was down from a year earlier. And iPad sales were down year-on-year during both Q1 and Q2 this year.
Adding screen size to the iPad may be Apple’s response to slower sales. It may also be a play for enterprise customers who could substitute a large tablet for a laptop computer. Apple recently signed a partnership with IBM, which will help the Cupertino company market its mobile devices to business customers.
Other top stories for today:

AT&T combines mobile, enterprise units’ re-shuffles executive deck
AT&T Mobility is getting a new CEO, and the carrier will reportedly merge its mobile division with its business solutions group. …  Read More

Reports indicate that the telecom giant has agreed to terms with regulators on its pending $48.5 billion acquisition. … Read More
For a quick recap of these stories see today’s video:


Martha DeGrasse
Martha DeGrasse
Martha DeGrasse is the publisher of Network Builder Reports ( At RCR, Martha authored more than 20 in-depth feature reports and more than 2,400 news articles. She also created the Mobile Minute and the 5 Things to Know Today series. Prior to joining RCR Wireless News, Martha produced business and technology news for CNN and Dow Jones in New York and managed the online editorial group at Hoover’s Online before taking a number of years off to be at home when her children were young. Martha is the board president of Austin's Trinity Center and is a member of the Women's Wireless Leadership Forum.

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