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November 17, 2012

China accounts for 26% Global Smartphone shipments

This year, China will account for 26.5 percent of all smartphone shipments, compared to 17.8 percent in the United States.

China has surpassed the United States in smartphone sales in the past. However, only in the first quarter of this year did it become clear that the smartphone gap between China and the United States would become a “long-lasting gulf that won’t be bridged,” said Kevin Restivo, a senior research analyst with IDC.
What’s driving the spike in China? Cheaper Android smartphones priced below $200, like those made by Huawei, according to IDC.Over all, Android phones are outselling the iPhone by about eight times in China, More than 42 million smartphones  have been shipped in China in Q2 2012. According to  Canalys research .That represents 199 percent year-on-year growth in smartphone sales in China, and 32 percent up on the previous quarter.

Other major markets for smartphones include the U.K., India, and Brazil, with 5.3 percent, 2.2 percent, and 1.8 percent of the global market in 2011, respectively. Of those countries, India and Brazil will continue to increase their growth rate in 2012, but the U.K.’s growth rate will slow.

July 10, 2012

China's smartphone market grows 164%,outgrows US

China's smartphone market grows 164%, Apple's iOS takes 17.3% share: "Even without availability on China's largest mobile provider, the iPhone's market share in China has grown form 9.9 percent a year ago to 17.3 percent in the June quarter.

Research firm Canalys pointed to entry-level devices as a major growth driver in the Chinese market, with sub-US$200 models projected to account for over 40 percent of the market by 2015 from 25 percent this year.

Needham & Company analyst Charlie Wolf's quarterly report on the smartphone industry was issued  Smartphone shipments in China grew 164 percent year over year to 33.1 million units in the June quarter, topping the 25 million units sold in the U.S.

Among mobile operating systems, Apple's iOS took a 17.3 percent share according to data from Gartner. Much of its growth from 9.9 percent a year ago stems from the launch of the iPhone on China Telecom this year.

Apple's 17.3 percent share in China was well behind Google's Android platform, which dominated with 69.5 percent of smartphones sold in the country. Apple took second place, while Nokia finished in third with an 11.2 percent share. Much of its growth from 9.9 percent a year ago stems from the launch of the iPhone on China Telecom this year.

June 24, 2012

Singapore Tablet Usage doubles in 6 months,60% adoption by 2012

A new report from Swedish telecoms vendor Ericsson indicates that tablet and smartphone ownership in Asia continues to show traction  across Major Asian Markets,led by  Singapore and Honk Kong

Chinese website Xinhua reports that Ericsson surveyed 47,500 internet users aged between 16 and 60 in 58 countries in Q1 of this year, and found that tablet usage was highest in Hong Kong, where 34% of web users claim to own a tablet PC.

Penetration in Singapore was not exactly bad either at 31% with the research firm believing that tablet adoption in the country will incredibly almost double to 60% of web users by the end of 2012.

Similar trends exist for smartphones, with Singapore (74%) and Hong Kong (73%) once again right at the top of things, followed somewhat surprisingly by the United Arab Emirates in third place. Approximately 64% of adults in the UAE claim to own a smartphone.

May 2, 2012

Battling Tablets, PC Growth expected at 12%

The PC Smartphones and Tablets Divide

Chart: Total Worldwide Desktop PC vs. Portable PC Shipments, 2011 - 2016 Emerging vs. Mature Markets (Shipments in Millions)Description: Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker, March 12, 2012Note: IDC's Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker provides PC market data for over 80 countries by vendor, form factor, brand, processor brand and speed, sales channel and user segment. The research includes historical and forecast trend analysis as well as price band and installed base data.For more information, or to subscribe to the research, please contact Kathy Nagamine at 1-650-350-6423 or detail about this tracker can be found at: IDC, Tracker, Desktop PC, Portable PC, PC Shipments, Emerging Markets, ...Author: IDCcharts powered by i

Worldwide PC shipment growth for 2011 tallied up to 1.8%. IDC expects 2012 PC growth to round out at 5.0% for the year. "Many consumers are holding off making PC purchases at the moment because tablet devices like Apple's iPad are proving to be a powerful distraction," according to Bob O'Donnell, the vice president of Clients and Displays at IDC.

Growth through 2016 is expected to grow modestly (>10%) as the industry explores how to best accommodate consumer expectations for "ubiquitous computing".