Gartner issued its computer sales numbers yesterday evening and we’re sure no one will be overly shocked by the following: Sales are down. Overall, PC sales dipped 6.5-percent with 67.2 million units shipped during the quarter. Things certainly could have been worse of course, and there is a bright spot amidst the darkness — HP managed to push its way into the number one sales slot in the US by a pretty wide margin, selling 13.3 million units to second place Dell’s 8.8 million. As far as Apple goes, its steadily-rising market share began descending in Q109 as was expected. The growth it spent the year achieving in 2008 was quickly erased; Apple started off 2008 with 7.5-percent of the market in Q1 and finished the year with over 8-percent of the market in Q4. Q1 2009 saw the company’s share drop back down to 7.4-percent. Eh, it was a good run.

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.