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Microsoft can take pause for a moment and celebrate the fact that its Windows Phone platform experienced an impressive 156 percent year-on-year growth rate in the global smartphone market, according to data released by International Data Corporation (IDC). It did it by shipping 9.5 million Windows Phone devices in the... Read more...
Go ahead and credit Apple for popularizing the tablet market by building a device that became an instant hit, that's fair. And give kudos to the Cupertino company for dominating the landscape with its iPad tablets, that's also fair. However, just as we saw in the smartphone sector, Apple's lead in tablets is eroding... Read more...
If Old MacDonald really did own a farm, there would be a tap-tap here, a tap-tap there, here a tap, there a tap, everywhere a tap-tap, because quite frankly, you can't escape the tablet frenzy. That doesn't mean the desktop is dead by any means -- try doing high-level CAD work on an iPad, for instance -- but demand is... Read more...
According to a joint survey from Intel and IDC, the PC market could see sunnier days in 2014. That's the proposed takeaway from a survey IDC conducted of 3,977 adults across both suburbs and cities. The respondents, who all owned at least one PC or Mac, were organized into two basic groups -- those using a PC 4 years... Read more...
When Microsoft developed Windows 8's controversial UI and new Start Screen, the major impetus driving the design was the need to support touchscreen devices. Microsoft hammered this home at every opportunity, describing the new Metro design as a "touch first" experience. Then Windows 8 shipped, and precious few laptops had touchscreen support.... Read more...
You can have our smartphone when you pry it from our cold, dead hands. Yes, we're well aware that some people feel the exact same way about feature phones, but for the first time ever, those of us who prefer a full-fledged smartphone finally outnumber our feature phone touting brethren, according to data released by International Data Corporation... Read more...
PC sales are slumping in a big way and there's plenty of blame to go around. Before get into that, let's have a look at how bad things really are. According to new data released by the International Data Corporation (IDC), global PC shipments totaled just 76.3 million units in the first quarter of 2013, down nearly 14... Read more...
We hardly need a study to tell us that mobile users are addicted to Facebook, but lest there be any doubt, a survey by International Data Corporation (IDC) puts the issue to rest. The survey, which was commissioned by Facebook, focuses on how smartphones and social keep us engaged, and there are some interesting findings. One in particular... Read more...
The "Smart Connected Devices" market grew by 29.1 percent in 2012, and was largely driven by tablet and smartphone growth, according to International Data Corporation's (IDC's) Worldwide Quarterly Smart Connected Device Tracker. Among the devices collectively tracked are desktop PCs, portable PCs, tablets, and... Read more...
Apple's iPhone has taken over as the top company-purchased smartphone knocking off the longtime leader, BlackBerry. An updated forecast from IDC predicts iPhones and Android phones will replace BlackBerry as the top smartphones used by workers in 2012. IDC notes businesses are buying iPhones "in droves." Part of the... Read more...
Just the mere rumor of a new Apple device is enough to affect the market place, and in some cases, that can be a double-edged sword for the Cupertino company. In China, where the population stands at over 1.3 billion people, Apple's share of the smartphone market dropped nearly in half to 10 percent in the April... Read more...
The thing about trying to stop a runaway freight train is you have to have something big and strong enough to stop the momentum. That's the challenge tablet makers face in trying to compete with the iPad's market dominance, and apparently the recent trend towards 7-inch slates isn't going to cut it. To wit, rather... Read more...
Smartphone shipments around the world seem to have stagnated with the mobile phone market growing just 1 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2012, but there's still reason for Samsung and Apple to celebrate. The two companies dominate the market, shipping nearly half of the world's smartphones and have... Read more...
There are plenty of economic uncertainties to go around in the global market, but despite it all, International Data Corporation believes the demand remains strong for semiconductors, particularly those used in smartphones, media tablets, and automotive electronics. By the time 2012 comes to a close, IDC predicts... Read more...
Analyst predictions are always entertaining, because they make statements about what will happen in the future, which are both impossible to prove without the passage of time (or, we suppose, a time machine) and fun to discuss. IDC’s latest mobile phone market predictions are no exception, as the analyst group... Read more...
By the end of 2012, the International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts China will become the leading market for smartphone shipments, surpassing the current leader, the United States. IDC believes emerging markets will drive smartphone growth around the world, and by 2016, two more such markets -- India and Brazil --... Read more...
For those of you keeping score, China just leapfrogged over the United States to become the largest PC market in the world, according to data by market research firm IDC. The latest figures peg China accounting for 18.5 million units worth $11.9 billion shipped in the second quarter of 2011, enough to edge out the United States, which received... Read more...
Vendors shipped a record volume of smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2010. In all, a total of 100.9 million smartphones were shipped, representing an increase of 87.2% from 53.9 million smartphones shipped during the fourth quarter of 2009. Android continues to enjoy great success, while the newest mobile operating systems—Symbian^3... Read more...
Let's forget for a moment that Apple's iPad has been on the market since April of last year and still has yet to really be challenged. Despite the lack of competition, market research firm IDC says the media tablet market still managed to grow 45.1 percent in the third of 2010. Much of that credit goes to the aforementioned iPad, but it's... Read more...
Before we get bombarded with emails and angry comments, let's clear the air real quick. We're well aware that by a technical definition, a Mac is a PC (personal computer). But when we use the term, we're generally referring to Windows-based PCs (and sometimes Linux). Clear? Awesome. That said, according to IDC's latest figures, Mac sales posted... Read more...
When AMD released its second quarter financial results last month it didn't say much about server volumes or market share, save to note that its performance "met expectations." The major news of the call turned out to be the company's decision to pull Bobcat's launch into 2010 and push Llano into 2011, which defrayed... Read more...
According to the analysis firm IDC, PC sales were up 22.4 percent in Q2, in line with the 22.9 percent growth expected by industry analysts. The strongest market was the Europe, Middle East, and Africa market (EMEA), despite fears about the future of the Euro earlier this quarter. Both US and Asia/Pacific sales surged, although not quite to... Read more...
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