Walmart Inc. plans to sell a kid-friendly, Android-based tablet under its store brand, a spokesman for the retailer confirmed Thursday. Walmart spokesman Tara House said in an email that she could confirm only that the company "is working on a private-label tablet." The Bentonville retailer isn't releasing any further information at this time, she said, such as how much the device will cost or when it will hit stores. The tablet will be marketed under Walmart's private-label electronics brand ONN, according to filings with the Federal Communications Commission. Store brands are lower-priced alternatives to name-brand products such as Apple's iPad or Amazon's Kindle Fire, so Walmart's tablet is likely to be relatively inexpensive. Items marketed under the ONN brand have so far been mainly small electronics and accessories such as mice, speakers and cables. This makes the new tablet a big departure for the brand. However, Carol Spieckerman, a retail consultant and president of … [Read more...] about Retailer to sell tablet for children
Mar 04, 9:14 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Anvinraj Sivanandan @ZionsAnvin 02/28/19 AT 1:55 AM Samsung has announced the Galaxy Fold as its first foldable smartphone. At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019, Huawei had unveiled the Mate X foldable phone. Various manufactures such as Apple, Microsoft, Xiaomi, Oppo, Motorola are rumored to be working on their iterations of foldable phones. With new foldable phones in the pipeline, tech enthusiasts are speculating that it will take over tables in future.Foldable phone is small enough to slip in a pocket whereas a tablet is bigger, and it can be easily tucked inside a bag when traveling around. Tablets are usually heavy because of the battery weight. The battery in a foldable phone is smaller and therefore it is lighter to carry. A foldable phone will not make your hands tired if you want to hold it for long hours to play games or watch movies. The … [Read more...] about Will Foldable Phones Eliminate Tablets In The Long Run?
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google unveiled on Tuesday the third edition of its Pixel smartphone, a Google Home smart speaker with a display and its first tablet computer, as it makes a come-from-behind push into hardware. The Google Pixel 3 third generation smartphones are seen on display after a news conference in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton The company’s Android software has gone from being an also-ran to the brains of most of the world’s smartphones, and Google topped Amazon.com Inc in smart speaker sales in recent quarters. Pixel phones, though, have been a tougher sell, garnering less than 1 percent of the global market by shipments in Google’s first two years of trying, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, and launching with glitches. The Pixel 3, priced at $799, and larger sibling Pixel 3 XL, priced at $899, mark Google’s latest entries into a phone lineup it hopes will … [Read more...] about Google unveils new Pixel phone, adds tablet in Apple challenge
It's a big week for Apple. CEO Tim Cook is expected to announce a new set of iPhone Xs on Wednesday at the company's Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. Apple (AAPL) usually unveils the latest version of its iPhone in the fall. The Apple event comes as President Donald Trump is prepared to implement additional tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion, which Apple says would hit products such as its Apple Watch and AirPods. Will the new products juice Apple sales ahead of the holiday season? And should investors prepare for a hit from the broader trade fight? Lindsey Bell, an investment strategist at CFRA Research, and Phil Bak, CEO of Exponential ETFs, will join CNN's Richard Quest to talk about it Wednesday on "Markets Now." Bell is optimistic about an eventual US-China trade deal. Until then, though, she expects the markets to follow the ups and downs of trade negotiations. The show streams live from the New York Stock Exchange every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. … [Read more...] about Buy Apple on the iPhone news? Or sell on trade fears?
J.Crew's low-cost Mercantile clothing line is now available on Amazon.The new partnership marks a decisive shift in J.Crew's strategy as its new CEO looks to make the brand more accessible. J.Crew Mercantile is the company's value-oriented label, which was initially offered as a line at its factory stores and later rolled out into its own stores in 2015. If you can't beat them, join them.On Wednesday, J.Crew became the latest brand to sell its wares on Amazon after initially holding out. J.Crew's Amazon page features pieces from Mercantile, the company's value-oriented label, which was initially offered as a line at its factory stores and later rolled out into its own stores in 2015. It offers a mix of clothing from women's T-shirts costing $12.50 to men's shirts costing $45. The news may have come as a surprise to some considering that J.Crew's former and longtime CEO, Mickey Drexler, has said in the past that the company had no plans … [Read more...] about Major clothing retailer now selling on Amazon after saying it wouldn’t