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Gartner: Worldwide PC Shipments Will Decline 10.6 Percent

New market research from Gartner Inc. shows that global shipment of traditional PCs—which it defines as desktop and notebook computers—will drop 10.6 percent, compared to last year, to 305 million units in 2013. The company expects PC shipments to fall to 289 million in 2014. Mobile-device sales this year will be 2.35 billion, projected Gartner. The company said this increase of 5.9 percent over 2012. Tablet sales are forecast to increase 67.9 percent to 202 million units, while the mobile phone market is expected to grow 4.3 percent, with 1.8 billion units shipping. “Consumers want anytime-anywhere computing that allows them to consume and create content with ease, but also share and access that content from a different portfolio of products. Mobility is paramount in both mature and emerging markets,” said Gartner research vice president Carolina Milanesi. (CNET)(Tech Crunch)(Gartner)

Analysts: Tablet Sales Growth Continues; Will Surpass Desktop, Laptop Market

A new study by analysts from Gartner Inc., a market-research firm, shows that tablet sales continue to grow and should exceed those of desktop and laptop computers combined by 2015. Gartner predicted that tablet sales will reach 2.4 billion units this year, an increase of 9 percent compared to 2012; and roughly 2.9 billion by 2017. The analysts also said the market for notebook and desktop computers will decrease by 7.6 percent in 2013. The report stated that the Android operating system will become increasingly important, with 861 million of this year’s 2.4 billion new tablets running the OS. The study also predicted that Microsoft's Windows will be in 354 million devices, Apple OS X and iOS in 293 million, and RIM's BlackBerry OS in 31 million. “While there will be some individuals who retain both a personal PC and a tablet, especially those who use either or both for work and play, most will be satisfied with the experience they get from a tablet as their main computing device,” stated Gartner research vice president Carolina Milanesi. (CNET)(Computerworld)(Gartner)
 

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