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  1. Global PC sales fall in final quarter of 2011

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    After six months of increases, global sales of personal computers totalled 92.2 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011, a 1.4 decline increase from the same period last year according to a recent report from Gartner. The research firm says weakening demand for computers among consumers...
  2. Tablets made up 25% of Mobile PC shipments in 2011

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    Worldwide shipments of tablet computers totalled 72.7 million units in 2011, approximately 25.5% of all mobile PC shipments, according to a recent report from Displaysearch. The researchers estimate tablet shipments in 2011 will finish 256% than in 2010. DisplaySearch says sales of all mobile...
  3. Global Smartphone sales increase 42% in third quarter

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    Worldwide sales of Smartphones totalled 115 million units in the third quarter of 2011, up 42 percent from the same quarter of 2010 and up 7% form the second quarter of 2011 according to a recent report from Gartner. The research firm says smartphone sales accounted for 26 percent of all mobile...
  4. Global PC sales up 3.2% in third quarter

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    Global sales of personal computers reached 91.8 million units in the third quarter of 2011, a 3.2 percent increase from the same period last year according to a recent report from Gartner. While the numbers were up over 2010, they were below Gartner's earlier projection for 5.1 percent growth...
  5. Television sales expected to remain flat in 2011

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    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...
  6. Global PC sales continue to slow

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    Worldwide Sales of personal computers are expected reach 364 million units in 2011, up 3.8 percent from 2010 according to an updated forecast from the Gartner research firm. While the numbers are expected to be positive for the year, the estimates are much weaker than originally predicted. This...
  7. Television shipments fall in second quarter

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    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...
  8. Apple now the global leader in sales of mobile computers

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    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...
  9. Report: Apple to ship 95 million iPhones in 2011

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    The Digitimes is reporting to today that Apple has increased its orders for iPhones for the second half of this year to 56 million units, an increase of just under 13%. Quoting Taiwan based supply chain members, the publication is now predicting the total number of iPhones shipped in 2011 will...
  10. Global Smartphone sales up 74% in second quarter

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    Over 107 million smartphones were sold in the second quarter of 2011, up 74% from 62 million in the same quarter a year earlier, according to a recent report by Gartner. Smartphone sales accounted for 25% of the 429 million mobile device sold worldwide during the April to June time frame...
  11. Global PC sales top 85 million units in second quarter

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    Global sales of personal computers reached 85.2 million units in the second quarter of 2011, a 2.3 percent increase from the same period last year according to a recent report from Gartner. While the numbers were up over 2010, they were below Gartner's earlier projection for 6.7 percent growth...
  12. One in four HDTVs sold in 2011 will be Internet enabled

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    About 60 million or 25% of all televisions sold worldwide in 2011 will come with some form or internet connectivity according to a recent report from Display Search. The reseach firm predicts the number of Internet enabled televisions sold will rise to 138 million units in 2015, accounting for...
  13. Global Smartphone sales expected to top 472 million this year

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    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...
  14. Almost 100 Million Smartphones sold in first quarter of 2011

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    In the first quarter of 2011, worldwide smartphone sales totaled 99.6 million units, up 79.7% from the 55.4 million units in the first quarter of 2010 according to a recent report from IDC.   The research firm attributes the rapid increase in sales to a combination of more mid-range and...
  15. Flat Panel TV sales growth expected to grow 4% in 2011

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    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...
  16. Worldwide Computer sales drop in first quarter

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    Worldwide s PC shipments totalled 84.3 million units in the first three months of 2011, a 1.1 percent decline from the first quarter of 2010, according to a recent report by Gartner. While the first quarter is typically a slow one for computer sales, the weak sales, especially among consumers...
  17. Worldwide PlayStation 3 sales reach 50 Million units

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    From the time it went on sale in November of 2006 until the end of March this year, the Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) has sold over 50 million units according to an announcement released today by Sony Computer Entertainment. In addition, Sony said the PS3 now features a library of more than 2,100...
  18. Computer sales forecast for 2011 revised downward

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    Research firm Gartner Inc. today revised its forecasts for worldwide PC shipments due to weakness in the demand for mobile computers and increasing demand for media tablets and other internet enabled devices. The research now predicts 2011 computer sales will increase 10.5 percent over 2010 to...
  19. Global TV sales up 15 percent in final quarter of 2010

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    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...
  20. Worldwide Mobile phone sales up 32% in 2010

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    Worldwide mobile phone sales totalled 1.6 billion units in 2010, up 31.8 percent from 2009, according to a recent report from Gartner, Inc. The top three sellers in 2010 where the same as in 2009. Nokia led with sales of 461.3 million units, followed by Samsung at 281.1 million units and LG...
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