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IDC: Led by iPad, 17 million tablets shipped in 2010

January 19th, 2011

Research firm IDC said on Tuesday that 17 million consumer tablets shipped in 2010 according to its Worldwide Quarterly Media Tablet and eReader Tracker. In a press release, the firm also stated that the tablet market’s remarkable third-quarter growth of 45% was due almost entirely to sales of Apple’s iPad. Calling them “media tablets,” IDC …

Apple passes RIM to become fourth largest phone vendor

October 29th, 2010

With just a single phone model in its repertoire (two including the iPhone 3GS, which is still available for purchase), IDC reveals Apple has passed RIM to become the fourth largest cell phone vendor in the world. Last quarter, Apple sold 14.1 million iPhone units to snag 4.1% of the global market. RIM rang up …

IDC predicts PC shipments to grow 20% in 2010

June 16th, 2010

According to market research firm IDC, 2010 will see shipments of PCs rebound in 2010 and erase the terrible sales figures seen in 2009. Overall sales are expected to rise 19.8% YoY with a total of 354.8 million units shipped. Notebook sales are anticipated to be the largest contributor to higher sales with growth targeted …

Android and iPhone driving smartphone sales

May 7th, 2010

Twenty-Ten may be written down in the annals of history as the year of the smartphone. According to IDC’s analysis, smartphone shipments increased a whopping 56.7% year-over-year with vendors shipping 54.7 million converged devices in Q1 2010 alone. This impressive growth rate doubles that of the overall handset market which grew a comparatively low 21.7% …

RIM now the 4th largest phone maker

April 30th, 2010

According to research firm IDC, RIM has earned bragging rights as one of the world’s top 5 phone makers. With 10.6 million devices sold during the months of January to March, RIM managed to narrowly beat out fifth place Sony Ericsson by 100,000 phones. Nokia, Samsung and LG finished first, second and third with 107.8 …

Android isn't so hot in Europe, Nokia and Symbian still number one

December 8th, 2009

Google still has a ways to go in Europe where Symbian reigns supreme. Although Europeans easily recognize the Google brand, Android itself is still pretty foreign to them. It’s not surprising since there aren’t many Android offerings there, but numbers are still below expectations. At the end of the third quarter, Android’s market share in …