May 15th, 2013

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Gartner has produced its latest numbers for smartphone sales to end users, claiming that 210m smartphones were sold in Q1, up 42.9% year-on-year and accounting for 49.3% of all mobile phone sales in the...

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April 16th, 2013

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Hybrid apps, which offer a balance between HTML 5 web apps and native applications, will account for more than 50% of all mobile apps by 2016, according to Gartner. The rise of hybrid apps will come about...

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April 5th, 2013

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PC shipments will decline this year and continue to fall, as consumers realise that tablets are sufficient as their main computing device, according to Gartner. The analyst says shipments of desk-based...

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February 15th, 2013

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Android and iOS handsets represented 91.1% of all smartphones shipped in the last quarter of 2012, reaching “a new watermark” according to IDC. The analyst said there were 159.8m Android phones shipped...

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February 14th, 2013

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As we regularly note, most analyst estimates for mobile phone sales focus on shipments to retail, not actual sales to people. Gartner does that though, so its Q4 2012 figures are worth a look. The topline...

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January 18th, 2013

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Mobile ad revenue will reach $11.4bn this year, according to Gartner, although the analyst is warning of a bubble reminiscent of the early days of web advertising. Gartner said that, while mobile ad spend...

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January 15th, 2013

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Worldwide PC sales declined 4.9% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2012, as consumers moved their computer use towards tablets. Gartner said that PC shipments totalled 90.37m in Q4, down from 95.02m...

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November 15th, 2012

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Most analyst estimates in the smartphone market are based on shipments, leaving industry folk to guess how many of those devices are in the hands of actual people, versus sitting on shelves or in warehouses. Now...

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September 12th, 2012

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Free apps are set to dominate download totals on smartphones and tablets in 2012, according to analyst firm Gartner's latest forecasts for the industry. The company claims that the number of downloads...

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