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China is Now the Largest PC Market

Written on August 24, 2011 by Lulu

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China managed to surpass US as the world's largest PC market of the year.

A new IDC research shows that China managed to outgrow US as the world’s largest PC market. For all of 2011, US took the lead, but China was able to push past them this spring. China also claimed 22% of all PCs shipped at 18.5 million, with 21% (17.7 million) going to Americans. Due to this scenario, researchers predicted that China will be getting 21.8% for all of 2012, where the US would slip to 19.6%.

The catch-up in the said country may have come from the Chinese government plans. Its 12th Five Year Plan was encouraging very large companies at the heart of China’s foundations, to keep spending at the time when the US was still struggling.

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Worldwide Phone Market Records 20% Growth in Q1 2011

Written on May 01, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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With the increasing demand for smartphones, it's not brainer that the global phone market grows to 20%.

Research firm IDC recently unveiled a survey showing that the worldwide mobile phone market has grown by 19.8% for the first quarter of 2011. Of course, this doesn’t come as a surprise with the rising demands of smartphones worldwide.

What is surprising though is that Nokia is still managing to stay on the top of the mobile phone food chain, despite its recent troubles of adapting to the changing environment of the competition. However, the Finnish company recorded a lower marketshare compared to last year.

Apple lands in fifth place in terms of market share and shipments, but has recorded the largest growth out of all the phone manufacturers.

Check out the complete detail after the cut.

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