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Consumers cannot seem to get enough tablets.
Global shipments of the popular computing devices more than doubled during the first quarter of this year, says IDC, yet another signal of the tablets’ surge in popularity.
More than 49.2 million tablets were shipped during the first quarter of 2013, up 142% from the same time last year. It’s also more than the number of tablets shipped in the first half of 2012.
Apple continues to dominate, shipping 19.2 million iPads worldwide, more than twice that of second place Samsung. However, Apple’s lead in market share has closed from 58.2% during the first quarter of 2012 to 39.6%. Meanwhile, Samsung’s share jumped to 17.9% from 11.3% at the same time last year.
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(CNN) — There’s a devastating narrative being told about the PC these days: It’s dying.
It’s not a slow death either. Sales of traditional PCs are collapsing faster than anyone expected.
And this isn’t just some vague perception from the anti-Microsoft crowd. This is backed up with real data, most notably in the latest IDC report released this month that says PC sales are down 14% year over year.
The entire market appears to be imploding, and it doesn’t just apply to PCs running Windows. Even Apple’s Mac computer sales are basically flat year over year, yet its iPad business continues to grow.
So what’s going on here? Why aren’t people buying regular laptops
It’s official: smartphones have taken over the world.
For the first time ever, more smartphones were shipped during the first quarter of this year than basic feature phones, according to a research report from IDC.
The report finds 51.6% of the 418.6 million mobile phones shipped in the opening months of the year were smartphones. Globally, more than 216 million smartphones were shipped, a 42% bump compared to the same time last year.
“Phone users want computers in their pockets,” said Kevin Restivo, senior research analyst with IDC, in a statement. “The days where phones are used primarily to make phone calls and send text messages are quickly fading away.”
Samsung remains the top smartphone company, shipping 70 million devices in the first quarter for a
SAN FRANCISCO — Chipmaker Intel today reporter first-quarter net income of $2 billion, or 40 cents a share, on revenue of $12.6 billion.
Results were in line with expectations. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had expected first quarter revenue of $12.6 billion and net income of $2.1 billion, or 40 cents a share.
Intel is entrenched in PC chips, an area in steep decline. Last week, worldwide shipments of PCs notched a 13.9% decline in the first quarter from a year ago, according to IDC.
The question will be whether Intel can adapt to the mobile revolution, competing against rivals for chips used in smartphones and tablets. “The majority of their stuff still runs on PCs,” says IDC analyst Crawford Del Prete.
Two big tech companies report earnings after the close of the markets. Let’s take a look at the tech stocks to watch Tuesday.
Intel’s first-quarter report. The chip maker’s stock is up slightly as it gets ready to reveal first-quarter earnings later today.
Last week, Intel and several other PC companies saw their shares sink following a troubling report on the health of the PC market. Research firm IDC reported PC shipments plunged nearly 14%, the largest decline ever.
Yahoo earnings. Following several notable acquisitions, the Sunnyvale, Calif., based company reports first-quarter earnings after the bell. Shares are up a half-percent, above $24.
Last month, the company announced it was scooping up the social recommendation site Jybe and mobile news