Analyst Blogs

Samsung's Gear VR Consumer Edition Kicks Off Mobile VR

Dec. 8, 2015, 5:39 p.m.
Eric Abbruzzese, Senior Analyst

Samsung is closing out 2015 with a bang in Virtual Reality. After a couple iterations of developer kits (AKA Innovator Editions) for their Gear VR mobile device housing, the newest consumer-ready Gear VR seems to have found a winning recipe for VR. The right ratio of attractiveness, accessibility, and affordability ...


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The Full Realization of 802.11ac Requires MU-MIMO

Oct. 23, 2015, 6:25 p.m.
Philip Solis, Research Director

ABI Research has been covering 802.11ac and 802.11ad (WiGig) for about 6 or 7 years now.  These standards started to take off commercially a few years ago.  802.11ac is much more complex than previous standards, so it was broken up into two waves of certification by the ...


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Making Sense of Apple Watch Estimates

July 28, 2015, 8:29 a.m.

Due to Apple’s reluctance to divulge any Apple Watch numbers speculation around revenue, ASPs and therefore volume of sales and shipments has been feverish and a wide spectrum of estimates from 2 million to 4 million units sold has emerged. ABI Research believes that 2.3 million units ...


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Augmented World Expo, E3, and the Future of Augmented and Virtual Reality

June 17, 2015, 8:40 p.m.
Eric Abbruzzese, Senior Analyst

I recently attended Augmented World Expo, and was able to see some of the incredible technology that’s available, or in the pipeline, for Augmented and Virtual Reality. 3,000 attendees and 100-odd booths on the expo floor made it clear that AR and VR is not a niche or ...


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Apple Watch Forecasts

March 6, 2015, 7:20 a.m.

Apple have sent out invites for an event on Monday with the words “Spring Forward”, no doubt timed because the clocks are about to change (to summer time) this weekend and perhaps on Monday too in Cupertino. 

Nearly 1.1 billion watches are sold every year, but only 30 ...


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