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Gartner: Microsoft is now one of the top 5 PC makers (in the US)

When Microsoft started making its own PCs in 2012, it seemed to go against the software maker’s long history of not competing directly with the companies that license its Windows operating system. For the most part the company’s Surface line of tablets, laptops, and other computers have been niche products, so it hasn’t looked like […]

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Gartner: Smartphone sales declined for the first time in Q4, 2017

Are smartphones reaching the saturation point, where everyone who wants one already has one? It might be a bit too soon to say for certain, but research firm Gartner says that it saw the first year-over-year decline in smartphone sales since it started tracking the smartphone market in 2004. According to Gartner, people bought about […]

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IDC: PC shipments up for the first time in years, Gartner: nope

PC shipments have been declining in recent years. While smartphone shipments continue to rise, consumers and businesses are upgrading their desktop and notebook computers less frequently. But according to research firm IDC, the PC market saw growth in the first quarter of 2017… for the first time in 5 years. The analysts at rival firm […]

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PC shipments decline for the fifth year in a row

PC shipments fell again last year… just like the year before, and the year before that. In fact, Gartner reports worldwide PC shipments have dropped every year since 2012. Computer makers still shipped a lot of hardware: according to Gartner the total for 2016 was about 270 million units. But that’s down from more than […]

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Gartner: Samsung smartphone sales saw “worst performance ever” following Note 7 recall

Samsung sold more smartphones in the third quarter of 2016 than any other company, according to a new report from Gartner. But that doesn’t mean it was a good quarter for Samsung: sales to consumers were down more than 14 percent from the same period in 2015. Gartner says that’s the worst year-over-year decline in Samsung’s […]

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Gartner: PC shipments have been falling non-stop for 2 years

Personal Computers aren’t selling like they used to… at least not traditional PCs. A new report from Gartner says that PC sales have declined for the 8th quarter in a row, representing the longest ongoing decline in shipments ever. Shipments during the third quarter of 2016 are said to be down about 5.7 percent from […]

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PC shipments still falling.. but not as fast as expected

We may be living in the age of the smartphone, but there are still plenty of notebook and desktop computers out there. The analysts at IDC say 62.4 million personal computers were shipped worldwide in the second quarter of 2016, while rival Gartner puts the number at 64.3 million. Both companies agree that’s fewer PCs […]

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IDC and Gartner report that PC shipments are down… again

A little over a year ago research firms IDC and Gartner saw signs that the PC market was headed for some sort of recovery. That didn’t happen, and this week both companies put out reports claiming that PC shipments were down in the most recent quarter. IDC says worldwide PC shipments fell to 60.6 million units, […]

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Is anybody buying Windows phones? Yes… but not many people

Microsoft recently unveiled a new smartphone running Windows 10 Mobile software, and so has Japanese device maker VAIO. Rumor has it that HP has a new model on the way as well. But is there anybody still buying Windows phones? According to Gartner, the answer may be yes… but not as many people as there used to be. The research […]