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Phablets accounted for 21 per cent of smartphone market in Q3, says IDC

Phablets accounted for 21 per cent of smartphone market in Q3, says IDC

By 12 November 2013

Phablets, smartphones 5 to 7 inches in size, have become all the rage among smartphone makers. And new research from IDC indicates the phablet market is really heating up. So much so that the phablet market has grown 18 per cent in a year, perhaps indicating... >>

Windows Phone overtakes BlackBerry OS for first time, third in global league behind Android and iOS

Windows Phone overtakes BlackBerry OS for first time, third in global league behind Android and iOS

By 16 May 2013

Latest statistics from the International Data Corporation show that Windows Phone has finally overtaken BlackBerry OS as the third-largest mobile phone operating system in market share. They both lag behind iOS and Android, but it is a significant step... >>

Smartphones now more popular than feature phones

Smartphones now more popular than feature phones

By 26 April 2013

More smartphones where shipped in the first three months of 2013 compared to feature phones. That's the latest findings from research company IDC, which has found that the balance between "dumb" phones and "smart" phones has finally shifted to the later... >>

iPad dominates tablet sales, latest figures show it's unstoppable

iPad dominates tablet sales, latest figures show it's unstoppable

By 3 May 2012

We know that Apple sold a lot of iPads in the first quarter but according to IDC, an analyst firm in America, it means that Apple grew its worldwide share from 54.7 per cent in 4Q11 to 68 per cent in 1Q12 beating off competitors like Samsung, Asus, and... >>

Apple declared world's largest smartphone manufacturer

Apple declared world's largest smartphone manufacturer

By 5 August 2011

Back in July, when Nokia posted details of its operating loss of £424 million and smartphone shipment figures of 16.7 million, we told you how it meant that Apple had leapfrogged the Finnish company in terms of smartphone manufacturing. Well, now the... >>

PC market growth falls to single digits for Q4 2008

PC market growth falls to single digits for Q4 2008

By 19 January 2009

The PC market's growth across Europe, the Middle East and Africa fell to low single digits in the fourth quarter of 2008, following several quarters of double digit growth, preliminary data released by IDC EMEA suggests. With unit growth of 1.8% year... >>

Vodafone to bid for Wayfinder

Vodafone to bid for Wayfinder

By 9 December 2008

Vodafone is to make a cash offer for a Swedish navigational software firm Wayfinder, that values the Swedish company at 239 million Swedish krona, around £19,800,000. "This acquisition will enable Vodafone to develop its existing mobile navigation and... >>

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... >>

PC users opt for Laptops over Desktop computers

PC users opt for Laptops over Desktop computers

By 23 March 2007

PC users are embracing the laptop like never before according to research from IDC. According to the research house in the UK, laptop sales are up by 26.3% in 2006 compared to 2005 while desktop sales are up by just under 2% in the same timeframe. However... >>