Microsoft Offering Xbox Music Service

Say goodbye to Zune and hello to Xbox Music. Microsoft is launching a new digital streaming service to compete head on with Apple’s iTunes, Amazon’s Cloud Player and the slew of other services blanketing the music scene such as Rdio, Pandora and Spotify. Current users of the Xbox in 15 markets worldwide, including the US […]

Global Smartphone sales expected to top 472 million this year

Worldwide Sales of Smartphones is expected to increase 55 percent in 2011 according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracking report. The firm predicts 472 million smartphones will be shipped in 2011 compared to roughly 305 million units shipped in 2010

Smartphone sales are expected to nearly double from 2011 to 982 million units by the end of 2015.

Smartphone sales to exceed notebook sales in 2009

Worldwide smartphone sales will grow by 29 per cent year-over-year to reach 180 million units in 2009, overtaking notebooks in total unit terms according to Gartner Inc.

Currently smartphones account for 14 per cent of overall mobile device sales, but Gartner expects by 2012 they will make up around 37 per cent of global handset sales.