Interest in 3DTV rises in in Europe and China, falls in North America

Interest in stereoscopic 3DTV appears is rising in Europe and China while it appears to be waning in North America according to a recent report from DisplaySearch.

“We were surprised to find that 3D appears to be a far more popular feature in China than North America, and the penetration rate was two times higher in the last quarter,” said DisplaySearch ‘s TV Research Director Paul Gray.

One in four HDTVs shipped in 2011 will be internet enabled

In 2011, about one in four (27%) of TVs shipped worldwide will be able to connect to a network, a figure that is expected to rise 54% to 155 million by 2015, according to a recent report by DisplaySearch.

Television sales expected to remain flat in 2011

Worldwide sales of televisions are not expected to grow from 2010 to 2011, holding at 248 million units according to a recent report from Display Search. Previously the company had been predicting growth of around 4 percent for the year.

Although the predicted number of sales 2011 is expected to be flat, shipments of flat panel TVs, which excludes CRT and rear projection technologies, will increase about 6% for the year.

Television shipments fall in second quarter

Global television shipments were 55.5 million units in the second quarter of 2011, down 1 percent from 56.2 million units in the same quarter a year earlier, according to recent report from DisplaySearch.

The decline was not a big surprise to analysts since the second quarter of 2010 was very strong due an increase in demand last year prior to the World Cup Soccer Tournament.

Apple now the global leader in sales of mobile computers

Apple surpassed HP in worldwide sales of mobile computers in the second quarter of 2011 according to a recent report by Displaysearch.

The research company is reporting that shipments of Apple mobile computers surpassed 13.5 million units in the April to June timeframe, an increase of 136% over the same period of 2010.

Flat Panel TV sales growth expected to grow 4% in 2011

Global television sales grew by nearly 18 percent in 2010, however, that sales growth is expected to cool to just 4 percent growth in 2011 according to a recent report from DisplaySearch.

The firm says many developed countries have now have high rates of flat panel adoption so the total TV market is increasingly defined by the replacement of CRT TVs with flat panel TVs. Flat panel TVs grew 32% in 2010 on a unit basis, but that growth will slow to 12% in 2011.

Sixty million touch screens to be sold in 2011

Shipments of touch screens for tablet computers are predicted to reach 60 million units in 2011 according to a recent report from DisplaySearch.

To no one’s surprise, the research firm predicts Apple will continue to be biggest buyer of tablet PC touch screens sold this year and next but does expect its share to fall below 50% in 2013 and beyond.

Global TV sales up 15 percent in final quarter of 2010

Worldwide television sales rose to a record 77.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2010, up 15 percent from the same quarter in 2009, according to sales figures collected by DisplaySearch.

The market research firm says the strong gains are attributable to improved growth in developed markets, particularly North America, which had experienced a substantial slowdown during the first half of the year.

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