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Android grabs half of the smartphone market

Android grabs half of the smartphone market

By 15 February 2012

The numbers are in (sales rather than shipments this time) and it looks as if the Android charge is still in full flow as Google's mobile OS reached a market share of more than 50 per cent in the last quarter of 2011. With 75.9 million Android devices... >>

Over 50 million tablets to be sold in 2011

Over 50 million tablets to be sold in 2011

By 18 October 2010

Business analyst guru Gartner has predicted that our love affair with all things tablet is set to grow - with an estimated 54.8 million likely to be sold next year and an incredible 208 million units to be shifted in 2014. The iPad is by far the tablet... >>

Nokia, LG, Sony Ericsson and Motorola continue to lose ground to Apple

Nokia, LG, Sony Ericsson and Motorola continue to lose ground to Apple

By 23 February 2010

New research has found mobile phone firms are continuing to lose ground to Apple in the mobile phone space. According to Gartner, while Nokia is still the biggest handset maker in the world, it, like others, has lost further market share in 2009. But... >>

Gartner publishes 2009 "Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies"

Gartner publishes 2009 "Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies"

By 12 August 2009

Gartner has published its 2009 "Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies", which aims to predict exactly how far away all those awesome-sounding projects, like jetpacks, are away from mainstream acceptance. The idea is that technologies move through five... >>

Survey says 85% of companies using Open Source software

Survey says 85% of companies using Open Source software

By 18 November 2008

According to the analysts at Gartner, a whooping 85% of some of the world's top companies are using Open Source software. And the remainder are planning on moving across within the next year. The findings come after a survey of 274 end-user organisations... >>

Gartner says mobile sales will increase 11% in 2008

Gartner says mobile sales will increase 11% in 2008

By 7 August 2008

Worldwide sales of mobile phones will reach 1.28 billion units in 2008, an 11% increase from last year, according to Gartner. In 2007, worldwide mobile phone sales reached 1.15 billion units. Worldwide mobile phone sales in the first quarter of 2008 reached... >>

Computer mouse facing extinction

Computer mouse facing extinction

By 21 July 2008

The humble computer mouse could soon be a rarity on desks around the world. According to industry experts, alternative technologies, including gesture, movement and facial recognition interfaces could see the mouse and mouse mat pushed into the past.... >>

Number of PCs worldwide hits one billion mark

Number of PCs worldwide hits one billion mark

By 24 June 2008

Gartner reports that the number of PCs worldwide has surpassed one billion units. The installed base of PCs is growing just under 12% annually which means if the same pace, the number of PCs in the world will surpass two billion units by early-2014. The... >>

Format war over by 2009

Format war over by 2009

By 7 February 2008

The format war will be over by the end of the year according to research firm Gartner, the Blu-ray Disc Association is proclaiming. According to Gartner's principal research analyst for Japan, Hiroyuki Shimizu, by the end of 2008 the Blu-ray disc format... >>

Global PC market is ours, says HP

Global PC market is ours, says HP

By 18 January 2008

Now is the time for corporate reports and market analysis, and two of the latest name Hewlett-Packard (HP) as king of the PC manufacturing market. HP had 18.8% of global PC unit shipments for 2007, according to results from Q4 of 2007, published by industry... >>


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