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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Tablets continued their upward trend in the market with nearly 49.2 million units shipped in the first quarter of this year. This is a near 142.4 percent increase from last quarter and more units were shipped in Q1 than the entire first half of 2012, reports International Data Corporation (IDC). (more…)Google+
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Smartphones and tablets emerge to be the key drivers of the ‘Smart Connected Devices’ market comprising of PCs, Tablets and Smartphones, states International Data Corporation (IDC) in its latest report. IDC has released a detailed report on the number of products shipped last year which suggests that fourth quarter of 2012 recorded an increase of 28.3 percent in the shipments of these products, as compared to the previous year. (more…)Google+
Nokia’s Lumia series of smartphones powered by Windows Phone platform is supposed to revive the fortunes of the once mighty Finnish mobile phone maker but if an IDC report is to believed, Nokia shipped only 2.2 million Lumia phones in the last quarter. (more…)Google+
The latest report published by IDC, worldwide quarterly tracker indicates that Android and iOS combined to have shipped more than 80 percent of smartphones in Q1 of 2012. Out of the 152.3 million devices shipped, Android held 59 percent of the market while iOS commanded 23 percent of the market. Notably, this represents quite a jump from last year where both the platforms combined to have 54.4 percent of the market. This basically means that both the platforms have also further eaten away in the market share ...
According to the latest IDC report worldwide smartphone market grew by 54.7% in Q4 of 2011. The sudden jump in smartphone sales came courtesy Apple’s iPhone 4S which was released in October. The reports states that smartphone vendors shipped 157.8 million units in Q4 of 2011 in comparison to 102 million in Q4 of 2010 which marked a year over year growth of 54.7% higher than the estimated 40 % of growth while there was 49.2% growth from Q3 of 2011. Even on a full year basis the report noted that smartphone s...