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

    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
    Phones

    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
    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
    Tablets

    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
    Phones

    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
    Online

    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
    Online

    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
    Online

    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
    Laptops

    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...