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Samsung and Apple Take Lead in 1.35 Billion Smartphones Shipped in 2021

International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed that smartphone shipments dropped year over year during the last quarter of 2021. This marked the second straight...
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Other Than Apple and Samsung, Chinese Brands Dominate Market Share in Q3 2021

Smartphone shipments are an interesting trend to take note of across the world. Data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) reveals that smartphone shipments declined...
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TECNO, Nokia Lead the Smart and Feature Phone Packs in Kenya

Q4 2020 was an interesting quarter in the Kenya phone space. The period saw notable mobile phone growth at 15% quarter on quarter. New data has...

Global Smartphone Shipments Experience Record Decline in 2020 Due to COVID-19

The first half of 2020 has been tough for smartphone manufacturers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We expected dips in shipments globally and now...
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Huawei Takes Second Place in Global Smartwatch Shipments in Q1 2020

Wearables are an integral part of the consumer smartphone market since they tie people to an ecosystem. The most popular wearable is the smartwatch...
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Samsung Records Massive Year on Year Phone Sales in Africa, Transsion Still the Leader in 2019

Phones are still one of the most popular pieces of technology in the planet and they sell by the hundreds of millions around the...
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Africa’s Smartphone and Feature phone Shipments Decline in Q1 2019

According to the latest insights from the International Data Corporation (IDC), Africa's smartphone market saw a decrease due to economic challenges. Q1 2019 outlook in...

Mobile Phone Shipments in Kenya see 7.9% Growth in Q3 2018

2018 has been an interesting year for smartphones. Notches have become the rule rather than the exception and we have seen the rise of...
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Huawei Takes a Bite on Apple Thanks to Its P20 Flagship Series

You have probably seen the headlines all over plastering the success of Huawei as International Data Corporation (IDC) released quarterly results that showed Huawei pulling...
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HMD Global Sold Over 16 Million Nokia Phones in Q3 2017

HMD Global, the company that was licensed to sell Nokia branded phones has a reason to celebrate this season. The company, according to analyst...

PCs, Laptops and Tablets See the Biggest Drop in Sales in the MEA Region Since Q4 2011

According to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC), personal computing devices (PCD) market, in the Middle East and Africa region, experienced a decline...
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Nigeria’s Official PC Market is at its Lowest Levels in Over Nine Years – IDC Report

According to International Data Corporation (IDC), official PC shipments to Nigeria fell 57.1% year on year in 2016 to total 156,511 units. IDC started tracking...

Global Smartphone Market Saw Improved Growth in Q2 2016

Apple didn't have a great quarter though.

Smartphone Growth Forecast Revised Downwards Even as 1.48 Billion Units Expected to be Shipped in 2016

1.48 billion smartphone units are expected to be shipped globally this year. While that will represent growth (by 3.1%) from the 1.43 billion smartphones...

Tablet Shipments Continue Dropping Even As Users Warm Up to Detachables

Lenovo may have been kicked out of the global top 5 smartphone vendors list but it is still top elsewhere. The Chinese consumer electronics...

Oppo and Vivo Edge Out Xiaomi and Lenovo From Top 5 Global Smartphone Vendor List in Q1 2016

The smartphone world is just about to get interesting. Oppo and Vivo, two Chinese smartphone brands that have been trying to break into markets...

9.6 Million Virtual Reality Units to be Shipped in 2016 – IDC

Virtual reality devices from a host of manufacturers including Samsung, HTC, Oculus and Sony are expected to help push the total number of VR...

PC Shipments to Middle East and Africa Region Take a Beating in Q4 2015

Globally, the PC has seen its worst days. Things are not any better in certain regions as well as the latest report from the...

Huawei the Biggest Gainer in the Smartphone Market in 2015 – IDC

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei registered the single biggest gains in the smartphone market last year. Data released by research firm IDC shows that Huawei,...

Chinese Smartphone Makers Lead in First Half of 2015 Shipments

China's Huawei, Xiaomi and Lenovo accounted for 3 of the top 5 smartphone vendors in Q2 2015 according to new data released by IDC...
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75% of All Smartphones Shipped in Africa in Q1 2015 Were Priced Under $200

Smartphone shipments in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region increased by 66% year on year to stand at 36 million units in...

Apple’s Share of MEA Tablet Market Plummets in Latest IDC Figures

The tablet market has been experiencing a downward trend in recent days. From the big brands like Apple's iPad to generic no-name...

Wearable Shipments Expected to Triple in 2015

72.1 million wearable devices are expected to be sold this year. That represents an increase of 173.3% from the 26.4 million units that were...

Wearables Market is Hot, 11.4 Million Units Shipped in Q1 2015

According to data made available by IDC, the number of wearables shipped globally grew by 200% in the first quarter of 2015 when compared...

Windows Phone Marketshare Projected To Double In 2018

It's that time again when we discuss projections by research firm IDC (International Data Corporation) when they release their quarterly mobile phone tracker report....
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Tablet Market To Slow Down In 2014 With iPad Experiencing Negative Growth

Tablet market expected to slump in growth year over year to 7.2% from 52.5% with Apple iPad Shipments experiencing first full year decline. Tablets market...
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Tablets Market Now A Free-for-all As Apple Drops In Shipments

As much as the smartphone market is interesting, the tablets market is even more interesting. This ranges from predictions of massive growth to analysts...
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60% Of Windows Phone Smartphone Shipments Are For One Device

Microsoft has recorded a good impact for their entry level smartphone Lumia 520 across the world with a reported 12 million Lumia 520 activations...
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Windows Phone Marketshare Down To 2.5%, Same Quarter Microsoft Dropped Android

IDC Q2 shipments report is out and there is three things that come out. Shipments hit the 300 million mark as they had predicted,...
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Samsung Marketshare Slips By 7% YoY in Q2; China Takes The Gains Home

Samsung is the industry leader in smartphones and mobile phones in general. It's market leadership position is in no threat whatsoever in a very...
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Apple Tablet Shipments Drop, Samsung Surges as Android Tablets Hit Two Thirds

The battle for market-share doesn't end in smartphones, Apple and Samsung are also neck to neck in the tablets market. And clearly Apple is...
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Microsoft’s Windows Phone fastest growing OS Worldwide, new IDC Data Reveals

According to a new mobile phone forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Windows Phone stands to grow fastest...

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