Things continue to look less than rosy on the notebook front with shipments worldwide expected to drop in the fourth quarter of this year.
That’s according to Digitimes Research, which said the downward movement is in spite of Intel and Microsoft applying subsidies in a big to boost demand. more»
While Intel turned in remarkably buoyant financial results last week, the news remains somewhat gloomy on the PC front.
Figures released by IDC showed that shipments to consumers in the potentially lucrative Asia Pacific region in the third quarter of this year fell by five percent compared to the same quarter last year. more»
A report by Monetate said data showed that mobile commerce continues to grow at a fair old pace.
Figures for the second quarter of 2014 available today showed that mobile commerce traffic rose by 120 percent compared to the same quarter in 2013 on smartphones. more»
Sales of tablets are set to slow down next year because the market is saturated with devices.
So says Taiwanese market research company Market Intelligence and Consulting (MIC). MIC is a Taiwanese government quango and is in a position to know because most tablets are made in Taiwan and mainland China. more»
Sales of PCs in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region showed growth in the second quarter, stopping a continuous seven quarter decline. That applies to both notebooks and desktop machnes.
So says market research company IDC, which said growth in the quarter amounted to 2.2 percent, up by 4.5 million units. more»
Giant PC supplier Dell said it has released redesigned additions to its Latitude and Optiplex PCs.
The Latitude 7000 Series 2 in 1, the Latitude 3000 and 5000 series laptops and the Optiplex 9020 and 3020 desktop PCs come with a set of fresh functions. more»
Market research company IDC said there’s light at the end of the tunnel for PC sales in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).
The second quarter of 2014 grw by 3.2 percent, ending seven consecutive quarters of decline.
But overall PC shipments were down 8.3 percent for the first quarter of this year, according to the IDC figures. more»
A report from market research firm IDC said there are indications that shipments of PCs in the European, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) stabilised in the first quarter of this year.
21.8 million units shipped in EMEA, a decline of 1.1 percent compared to the same quarter last year. more»
While Western Europe and the USA are showing signs of saturation for tablet sales, it looks like some regions are continuing to boom.
A report from IDC said that PC tablets grew 111 percent year on year in the last quarter of 2013 in the Middle East and African (MEA) markets. more»
Memory company Crucial is making a bid to get people to upgrade their PCs via a survey it conducted.
Crucial polled 1,300 people in the UK, aged between 18 and 70. The survey was aimed at people working from home.
According to Crucial, the biggest barriers to working from home were difficulty accessing work files (36%); too many general distractions (33%); loneliness (28%); slow running computers (23%); poor broadband connections (17%); lack of space (13%); slow computer start up (13%) and poor access to email (10%). more»
230 million smart connected devices – a term including smartphones, PCs and tablets – shipped in 2013 in Europe.
That’s according to a report from IDC today, which said that although growth was slightly down compared to 2012, the market continues to be one of the fastest growing IT sectors. more»
A report from IDC said that despite overall doom and gloom, there’s some pockets of the world where PC things are not that bad.
India, said IDC, showed a year on year growth of 4.8 percent for 2013, with 11.5 million units shipping. more»
Over 1,000 jobs at HP UK will disappear next year, as part of its move to restructure its global business.
The cuts will hit HP at Warrington, Sheffield and Bracknell.
Some people will be redeployed within the company.
600 of the job cuts will go at its Bracknell HQ. more»
Research from IDC indicates that worldwide PC shipments will fall by 10.1 percent in 2013.
The market research firm said it is most severe fall since records began.
Shipments in 2014 are also set for fall by a further 3.8 percent with total PC shipments staying at 300 million. more»
The founder of Acer – Stan Shih – has returned to the company he founded as chairman and interim president.
That follows CEO and chairman JT Wang stepping down, along with president Jim Wong.
Acer has been particularly hard hit by the slump in PC sales over several quarters and we guess the return of Shih is seen by the board as giving the company’s fortunes a blip. more»