Sony topples Apple to become India’s second largest smartphone brand by value

By on April 4, 2014 at 2:33 PM.

Sony topples Apple to become India’s second largest smartphone brand by value

Sony has toppled Apple to become the second largest smartphone brand in India in terms of value share, IDC’s latest report suggests. Sony’s focus on the mid-range segment, particularly in the Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000 price range that the company has emerged as the second most selling smartphone brand in India with 9.1 percent value share in the Indian smartphone market in the October-December quarter of 2013, ET reports. Samsung still rules the roost with 43 percent value share in the smartphone market, while stood at third position with 7 percent value share. More →
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Smartphone sales in India touched 44 million in 2013 as Samsung and Micromax continue to lead the market

By on February 26, 2014 at 4:13 PM.

Smartphone sales in India touched 44 million in 2013 as Samsung and Micromax continue to lead the market

Smartphone sales in the country grew almost three-fold to over 44 million in 2013, buoyed by a strong uptake of affordable devices made by local firms such as Micromax and Karbonn, research firm IDC said today. Smartphone shipments stood at 16.2 million in 2012. More →
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The boom times appear over for the tablet market

By on January 30, 2014 at 10:06 AM.

The boom times appear over for the tablet market

It seems like only last year when tablets were seen as a magical growth product that were destined to pick up the slack for stumbling PC sales. IDC now says, however, that the high-end tablet market is becoming as over-saturated as the high-end smartphone market and may experience slower growth than previously projected this year. Essentially, IDC found that fourth-quarter tablet shipments increased 28.2 percent year-over-year in 2013 from the same quarter in 2012. However, this growth was a marked decline from the blistering 87.1 percent year-over-year growth that IDC found between Q4 2011 and Q4 2012. More →
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Smartphone shipments top 1 billion units for the first time in 2013: IDC

By on January 28, 2014 at 2:25 PM.

Smartphone shipments top 1 billion units for the first time in 2013: IDC

Worldwide smartphone shipments have finally crossed the 1 billion units mark for first time in 2013, increasing by 38.4 percent from the previous year to reach 1.004 billion unit shipments last year, IDC's latest report highlights. There were 725.3 million units of smartphones shipped in 2012. More →
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Android now runs on more than 80 percent of smartphones worldwide: IDC

By on November 13, 2013 at 3:19 PM.

Android now runs on more than 80 percent of smartphones worldwide: IDC

Google's Android OS now runs on 80 percent of smartphones globally at the end of the third quarter of 2013, according to the latest International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report. During the third quarter of this year, the overall smartphone market witnessed 39.9 percent year-on-year growth with a total of 211.6 million smartphone unit shipments. Out of these, Android smartphone alone accounted for 81 percent of all shipments. Besides Android, Microsoft's Windows Phone is another OS to witness growth in the third quarter. It recorded the largest year-on-year growth with 156 percent, though the OS still has less than 5 percent share of the total market. Another noticeable finding is that iOS’s market share continued to decline during the third quarter even though Apple had sold 9 million units during the last week of September. More →
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Worldwide smartphone shipments set to cross 1 billion this year as Android continues to dominate: IDC

By on September 5, 2013 at 12:34 PM.

Worldwide smartphone shipments set to cross 1 billion this year as Android continues to dominate: IDC

While PCs are on a clear decline, the smartphone universe is growing by leaps and bounds. According to the latest International Data Corporation (IDC) report, the global smartphone market is expected to grow by 7.3 percent this year with shipments expected to surpass 1 billion units. More →
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Micromax becomes the number two smartphone vendor in India, guns for Samsung

By on August 29, 2013 at 6:56 PM.

Micromax becomes the number two smartphone vendor in India, guns for Samsung

Micromax continues to expand its hold in the Indian smartphone market and has now acquired 22 percent of the Indian market share in the second quarter according to the latest IDC numbers. The domestic vendor shipped over 2 million smartphones and has witnessed a growth of more than 4 percent in Indian market, from 18.8 percent recorded in first quarter to 22 percent in the second. Samsung currently leads with 26 percent of the market share in India. Micromax is claiming it could topple Samsung to become India's largest smartphone vendor in the next quarter. More →
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PC sales in India surges with 30 percent growth in Q2, 2013: IDC

By on August 27, 2013 at 11:50 AM.

PC sales in India surges with 30 percent growth in Q2, 2013: IDC

According to the latest report by International Data Corporation (IDC), the PC market in India registered a record growth in the second quarter with an overall PC shipment of 3.53 million units - a quarter-on-quarter increase of about 30.2 percent. However, the report also suggests that India has witnessed a noticeable surge in only a few states. More →
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Lack of new iPad resulted a decline in tablet shipments in Q2, 2013: IDC

By on August 6, 2013 at 11:52 AM.

Lack of new iPad resulted a decline in tablet shipments in Q2, 2013: IDC

The latest International Data Corporation (IDC) report on worldwide tablet shipment suggests that the tablet growth has witnessed a dip in the second quarter of this year. According to the report, tablet volumes are affected mainly due to the lack of a new iPad, which resulted in a change in potential consumer’s purchase behavior. Tablet shipment volumes have dropped 9.7 percent to 45.1 million in this quarter, although the shipment has grown significantly in comparison to the same time last year. More →
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Windows Phone finally overtakes BlackBerry to take third spot in terms of smartphone shipments

By on May 16, 2013 at 6:19 PM.

Windows Phone finally overtakes BlackBerry to take third spot in terms of smartphone shipments

Research firm IDC has posted its quarterly report on the smartphone market which suggests that Windows Phone devices have finally overtaken BlackBerry smartphones in terms of shipments. This also means that devices running Microsoft's OS take third spot in terms of smartphone shipments during the first quarter of 2013.  According to the report, Windows Phone devices accounted for 3.2 percent of total shipments while BlackBerry devices fell to 2.9 percent from 3.2 percent in the previous quarter. More →
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