Idc

  • Tablet shipment growth to slow in 2014: IDC 07-03-2014 08:21 AM

    San Francisco: Tablet shipments will increase this year but at a much slower pace than in 2013 as consumers remain content with the devices they already own, market research firm IDC said on Thursday. Global tablet shipments are set to expand 19.4 per cent this year, compared to 51.6 per...
  • Global smartphone growth to fall sharply in 2014, expected to decline to 6 per cent in 2018: IDC 27-02-2014 02:56 PM

    San Francisco: Growth in global smartphone shipments will fall sharply this year and keep slowing through 2018, with average prices dropping significantly as demand shifts to China and other developing countries, according to market research firm IDC. Annual growth in 2014 is expected to be 19.3 per cent and then...
  • Large-screen iPhone expected this year: IDC 13-02-2014 03:08 PM

    New York: Apple, which posted its lowest growth in handset sales last year, may release a large-screen version of its iconic iPhone in 2014, research firm IDC said. (See: First leaked images of the iPhone 6) However, the California-headquartered company will not abandon its 4-inch screen models. "iOS posted the...
  • Global smartphone shipments top one billion for first time in 2013: Report 28-01-2014 10:54 AM

    Beijing: Global smartphone shipments topped 1 billion units for first time in 2013, climbing 38.4 per cent from the previous year to 1.004 billion units, research firm IDC said. Smartphones made up 55.1 per cent of all mobile phone shipments last year from just over two-fifths in 2012, IDC said....
  • iPads and low-end rivals propel higher tablet shipments: Report 02-05-2013 10:34 AM

    San Francisco: Global tablet shipments more than doubled in the first quarter and while Apple remained the top seller, Asian manufacturers making low-end gadgets accounted for a major chunk of the growth, according to a report. Tablet shipments reached 49.2 million units in the January-to-March period, 142.4 per cent more...
  • Smartphones overtake features phones worldwide: Report 27-04-2013 12:21 PM

    New York: Research firm IDC said more smartphones than "dumb" phones are being made this year, a milestone in a shift that's putting computing power and Internet access in millions of hands worldwide. Manufacturers shipped 216 million smartphones worldwide in the first three months of this year, compared with 189...
  • Mobile shipments to India up 13.8 pc in July-Sep 18-12-2011 06:13 PM

    New Delhi: Mobile handset shipments to India increased by 13.8 per cent to 47 million units in July-September, 2011, propelled by sales of dual-SIM handsets, according to research firm IDC. On a quarter-on-quarter year-on-year basis, mobile phone shipments were up 12 per cent. "... The mobile phone shipments witnessed a...
  • 'Software piracy caused $ 866 mn tax loss in 09' 04-06-2011 11:24 AM

    Pune: In a significant finding, a study has claimed that the government suffered revenue losses of $866 million (about Rs 3,900 crore) in 2009 on account of the high rate of software piracy in the country. Businesses, who are otherwise legitimate, use software on a large scale but they evade...
  • Mobile phone market growing faster than expected: IDC 08-09-2010 11:47 AM

    Helsinki: Research firm IDC raised its mobile phone market growth forecasts on Tuesday due to strong demand for new smartphones like Apple's iPhone 4. IDC raised its 2010 smartphone sales growth forecast to 55 percent from 44 percent earlier. Citing booming smartphone demand it also lifted its forecast for overall...