Entries with tag mobile phone market.

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)

Amazon is the First Western Company to Sell Android Applications in China

Amazon is the first Western technology firm to sell Android applications in China. Google, which makes the Android OS, offers only free mobile apps in China. In many cases, locally developed commercial Android applications contain malware or have been pirated. Amazon pledges that it will test its Android apps for security problems and will work with local developers on developing new content. By offering paid applications, analysts contend, Amazon will be able to increase consumer interest and smoothly launch the sale of its devices, including Kindle e-readers  in China, the world’s largest mobile-phone market. (BBC)(Reuters)

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