Performance and Portability Shine in an Otherwise Declining Market for Personal Computing Devices

Posted on: August 31st, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Performance and Portability Shine in an Otherwise Declining Market for Personal Computing Devices

Despite the decline in overall shipment volume, the market is expected to grow 3.6% in terms of dollar value to $237.3 billion in 2018, fueled by 2-in-1s (detachable tablets and convertible notebooks), ultraslim notebooks, and even desktops, particularly ones used for gaming.

Smartphone Sales Slacken in EMEA, But Vendors Take a Wider Aspect View, says IDC

Posted on: August 29th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Smartphone Sales Slacken in EMEA, But Vendors Take a Wider Aspect View, says IDC

The new Samsung Note 9, for instance, is 18.5:9 ratio. Phablets have not found a wide following in EMEA because the width of the device has made it difficult for many people to hold it easily in one hand. The newer big widescreen phones are narrower and for this reason may find a bigger user base than the old style phablets.

Smartphone Volumes Poised to Return to Growth

Posted on: August 29th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Smartphone Volumes Poised to Return to Growth

While the worldwide smartphone market is expected to decline again in 2018, IDC believes the market will experience low single-digit growth from 2019 through the end of its forecast in 2022. The International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker forecasts worldwide smartphone shipments to decline 0.7% in 2018 to 1.455 billion units, down from 1.465