Tablet Demand Plunges

Tablet Demand Plunges

Amy Gilroy May 2, 2014 Comments Off

Tablet shipments (global) grew by just under 4 percent for the first quarter, according to IDC, which predicts “an even more challenging year ahead for the category.” Last year at this time,  tablet sales

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Smartphone Shipments to Grow 50%

Amy Gilroy March 30, 2011 Comments Off

The smartphone market will grow by almost 50 percent worldwide this year, which is four times faster than the overall mobile phone market, says IDC. More than 450 million smartphones will ship in 2011

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2 Million Windows Phone 7’s Sold

Amy Gilroy January 27, 2011 Comments Off

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 is not setting any records, but at least the platform is showing signs of life. The company said it sold more than 2 million units of Windows Phone 7 in

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iPad Took 87% Tablet Share in Q3

Amy Gilroy January 18, 2011 Comments Off

Apple took an 87 percent slice of the tablet PC market in Q3—the first quarter when the iPad was available for the full duration–said IDC. Suppliers shipped 4.8 million tablets worldwide during the period.

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iPad Cuts PC Growth

Amy Gilroy January 14, 2011 Comments Off

The iPad continues to cut into PC sales, with IDC claiming it helped slice growth for PCs, from an expected 5.5 percent to 2.7 percent in fourth quarter worldwide shipments. IDC’s research director David

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Android Runs Almost 1/2 of US Smartphones

Amy Gilroy November 1, 2010 1

Android now has a 44 percent share of smartphones in the U.S., says NPD. But Apple has the number one ranked phone. In Q3, collectively Android phones took the number one slot. Individually, the

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Smartphones Gained 40% in Q4

Amy Gilroy February 8, 2010 Comments Off

Few will be shocked to learn that smartphone shipments worldwide surged almost 40 percent in the fourth quarter over the same period in 2008, according to IDC. Even fewer will think it surprising that

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Mobile Phones: 1.13 Billion Units and Growing

Amy Gilroy January 29, 2010 Comments Off

Wondering where all the growth is in consumer electronics?  Today we’re getting the confirmation that much of it is in mobile phones and flat screen TVs (see Samsung story below). IDC says the worldwide

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