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Plea to Analysts: Stop Ignoring Detachable 2-in-1 PC Sales

Maximum PC: Here we go again, both Gartner and International Data Corporation (IDC) released some ugly numbers about how the PC market fared in the final quarter of 2015, along with some doomsday commentary. But what's not reflected by either market research firm is the number of detachable 2-in-1 PC shipments.

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Gartner Says Worldwide Smartphone Sales to Slow in 2016

Gartner, Inc. said global smartphone sales will continue to slow and will no longer grow in double digits. Worldwide smartphone sales are expected to grow 7 percent in 2016 to reach 1.5 billion units. This is down from 14.4 percent growth in 2015. In 2020, smartphone sales are on pace to total 1.9 billion units.

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Smartphone growth flattens -- Android conquers all, and iPhone is resting

IDC admits it was wrong -- the smartphone sales slump is even worse than it thought. iPhone share is actually shrinking, while Android climbs ever-more dizzying heights. Total growth will fall this year to a mere 3.1%, say IDC’s prognosticators. But BlackBerry and Windows Phone are, of course, dead.

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Will Windows 10 Mobile Turn Microsoft's Smartphone Fortunes Around?

Maximum PC: Things aren't looking so hot for Microsoft in the smartphone space. That isn't new, but with Windows 10 Mobile slowly inching its way to more devices, Microsoft is probably hoping for a greater share of the pie. Market research firm IDC isn't as optimistic.

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Revvin3024d ago

Its a step in the right direction for Microsoft. After Steve Ballmers scattergun approach to wanting to Microsoft to be everywhere without a clearly planned strategy Microsoft now seem to have aligned each of their divisions under one banner. Windows 8 was an awful product, Microsoft tried to take a desktop OS and shoe-horn it into the mobile space but it looks like now they have learned from that experience and Windows 10 will be a true cross platform OS.

Now that Microsoft has moved on from the doomed partnership with Nokia they have started to partner with other manufacturers like HP, Blu, Acer etc. They have a lot of ground to catch up but I think their smartphone sales will also be helped by the boom in 2 in 1 devices with manufacturers like Samsung producing sleek devices and people start to buy into the platform.

dcbronco3021d ago

The thing that can make a difference for Windows phone is Continuum. They need to bring that down to a $129-150 phone as fast as possible. The coming changes with chips should make that happen in the next couple of years and Microsoft needs to be onboard with it.