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Apple Now Number One Mobile Brand In Australia

Apple Now Number One Mobile Brand In Australia

The Apple brand continues to surge when it comes to mobile devices despite the growing competition. According to a new report from IDC, the first quarter 2011 results show that Apple has become the number one mobile brand in Australia for the very first time. The market there has mainly been dominated by Nokia, but this year the Symbian platform has seen a huge tumble along with a dip in demand for feature phones.

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IDC Report: Apple 2nd Place In Smartphones Worldwide

IDC Report: Apple 2nd Place In Smartphones Worldwide

According to a new report from research firm IDC, the worldwide shipment of smartphones has increased almost 80 percent when comparing the first quarter of 2011 with the same quarter in 2010. Vendors have shipped a total of almost 100 million units in Q1 of this year, nearly double from 55 million units in the same quarter last year. And, now Apple sits in second place just behind Nokia on the list of top five smartphone vendors in the world.

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PC Market Not Looking Pretty for Q1 2011

PC Market Not Looking Pretty for Q1 2011

Research firms Gartner and IDC have come out with their quarterly look at the PC market in the US and worldwide. With some exceptions, the results are not good. Only three companies, Lenovo, Apple, and to a lesser extent, Toshiba, posted gains for PC sales in Q1. The two reports differ on how large the decline in the total market is, and also on the cause. Is it tablets? Lack of innovation in PCs? Or just a lingering hangover from big Q4 spending? See all the numbers after the cut.

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Windows Phone number two smartphone OS by 2015 predicts IDC

Windows Phone number two smartphone OS by 2015 predicts IDC

Android will take the top spot for smartphone OS worldwide in 2011, analysts IDC have predicted, pushing iOS into third place behind Symbian. As for Microsoft, while the Symbian-faithful aren't entirely convinced by Nokia's decision to climb aboard the Windows Phone train, IDC is more confident in the two companies' partnership. "By 2015, IDC expects Windows Phone to be number 2 operating system worldwide behind Android," senior research analyst Ramon Llamas predicts.

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Apple Now 4th Largest Global Mobile Phone Vendor

Apple Now 4th Largest Global Mobile Phone Vendor

During my work as a market analyst with Creative Strategies,Inc we are constantly analyzing market share of whatever companies or products we are tracking.   My colleagues over at IDC have recently released numbers showing that Apple has now entered fourth place passing R.I.M in worldwide shipments of mobile phones.   Some people may read this and think these numbers are just for SmartPhone shipments however that is not the case.  Apple is now the fourth largest mobile phone vendor globally of total units shipped.

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Microsoft Plans for 30 Million Windows Phone 7 Devices to be Sold by End of 2011

Microsoft Plans for 30 Million Windows Phone 7 Devices to be Sold by End of 2011

Can we say "lofty?" We've barely got developers getting their hands on Windows Phone 7 prototype devices, and here we are seeing Microsoft setting a goal for themselves that, for all intents and purposes, might seem pretty far-fetched to anyone not on the Windows Phone 7 team. Sure, there's some glaring reasons why that may not (probably won't) happen, but at least we have to give this one to Microsoft: they sure know how to dream.

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Nokia hold top smartphone spot; RIM, Apple, HTC & Moto snap at heels

Nokia hold top smartphone spot; RIM, Apple, HTC & Moto snap at heels

Having told us all about general phone sales last Friday, market researchers IDC are back with some smartphone facts and figures.  As you might expect, the top five line-up is slightly different when you slice out basic handsets and featurephones, with Sony Ericsson, LG and Samsung dropping off the list and being replaced by Apple, HTC and Motorola.  Nokia keep their number one spot, with a stable 39.3-percent of the smartphone market share, while third-place Apple look to be nibbling away at second-place RIM's share.

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IDC says PC Market is back to growth

IDC says PC Market is back to growth

The poor economy over the last year has really hurt the PC market. If you listen to some of the various PC makers and some analysts, the netbook has hurt the industry along with the economy. Over the last few months, things have started looking up for the computer industry with a return to modest growth compared to previous quarters.

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