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Smartphone sales are down everywhere, but Huawei’s are soaring

Despite the Trump administration’s ‘all-out offensive’ against Huawei, the Chinese phone-maker, it was one of the few to increase shipments in the previous quarter.

Huawei’s smartphones dislodge Apple from the global number two spot

If you’re looking for the market leader for a specific device type you’re probably going to be investigating which company has shipped the most units — a good way to find out who is king of the smartphone hill. The latest IDC report, which keeps track of this sort of thing, actually has a few surprises this time around. Not with the market leader, that’s still Samsung, but ...[Read More]

Worldwide tablet sales falter for the first time in Q4 2014

Is it possible that tablets are coming to a saturation point? Er… probably not, given how popular the little handheld devices actually are but they have had their first worldwide slip, according to the IDC (International Data Corporation. You see, tablets actually had a pretty good year in 2014, with global sales up by 4.4% (that’s just shy of 230 million tablets sold across the board last year) b...[Read More]

Lenovo’s PC market domination shows no signs of slowing

According to the latest figures from the International Data Corporation (IDC) released earlier this week Lenovo continues to lead the pack in PC sales globally. This is the sixth quarter in a row that’s been the case, and the Chinese hardware manufacturer now enjoys 20% market share. Speaking at the company’s launch event for its new range of Yoga tablets and laptops in London yesterday, Aymar de ...[Read More]

Kenya’s showing the rest of Africa how ICT spending boosts GDP

According to a recent white paper from market research body International Data Corporation (IDC), last year ICT spending accounted for 12.1% of Kenyan GDP. That’s up from 8.9% in 2006, thanks in part to the huge growth in mobile phone users and thanks to investment from international development agencies like the World Bank. Increased ICT spending boosts GDP; countless research companies have been...[Read More]

BlackBerry’s smartphone market share projected to drop to 0.3% by 2018

BlackBerry’s share of the global smartphone market has seen far better days and it’s going to be getting even smaller, falling to around 0.3% of the market by 2018 according to market research firm IDC. Bloomberg reports that shipments of phones from the Canadian outfit are expected to fall by nearly 50%, amounting to 9.7 million units, citing IDC for the numbers. The 0.3% figure for 2...[Read More]

Global smartphone shipments pass the 1 billion mark for the first time – IDC

Smartphone vendors shipped over 1 billion smartphones in 2013, according to the most recent figures from market research firm IDC. This marks the first time that the worldwide sale of smartphones has topped this number, more than doubling the shipment total met just two years previously. According to the report, the likes of Samsung, Apple, Nokia and everyone else involved shipped 1,004.2 million ...[Read More]

IDC figures show large-screened smartphones are on the rise

Market research firm IDC is out with a new batch of figures showing that smartphones of the larger variety are gaining ground over their performance in the market just last year. In 2012 an estimated 3% of smartphones that shipped featured displays over the 5-inch mark, 2013’s third quarter saw that amount jump to around 21% of all smartphones shipped. There’s no information to indicat...[Read More]

IDC’s tablet shipment figures for Q3 show Samsung closing the gap on Apple

Market research firm IDC has released a new batch of figures out into the world, showing that while Apple still holds the largest section of the global market, the likes of Samsung is quickly catching up. Last year this time Apple’s iPad had a hold on just over 40% of the world’s tablet market and while the fruit company grew its shipments for Q3 slightly year-on-year, rising from 14 m...[Read More]

Gartner, IDC both note decline in PC shipments

IT research firm Gartner has published their quarterly report examining the state of the computer industry, noting yet again that sales of PCs are falling. The third quarter of 2013 saw an overall slide of PC shipments of 8.6% down compared to Q3 2012, according to Gartner’s figures, making that six consecutive quarters where the fate of the PC isn’t looking that great. Gartner analyst...[Read More]

PC shipments see “Steepest Decline Ever” for a single quarter – IDC

A new report from analyst first IDC states that shipments of PCs have seen their worst single-quarter decline since the firm began tracking the market in 1994. IDC expected a 7.7% decline in PC shipments compared to the first quarter of 2012 but the PC market dropped further than their initial estimates thought to 76.3 million units shipped. This total represents a 13.9% fall, year-on-year. IDC ic...[Read More]

More than 190 million tablets expected to ship in 2013

Research firm IDC has revised its prediction that tablets shipped in 2013 will number 172 million units, upping that total to more than 190 million for the year. Tablet shipments are also expected to increase by around 11% annually between this year and 2016, eventually numbering over 350 million units shipped in 2017. IDC bases the increased number of expected tablets on the market on the popular...[Read More]

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