302 million smartphones shipped in 2010, up 71 percent on 2009 shipment levels.
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In the same week that Apple released version 2 of its iPad tablet PC arch rival Microsoft is rumoured to be delaying its own version of Windows for tablets until late next year.
With its <a href="http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/index.cfm?reviewid=3211322">iPad</a> capturing 6 percent of the portable PC segment in the second quarter of 2010 <a href="http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?spotlight=2030:b">Apple</a> will continue lead the media tablet market through at least 2011 largely because of the lack of innovation in the <a href="http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/index.cfm?prodcatid=167">netbook</a> market.
60 million <a href="http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/index.cfm?prodcatid=167">netbooks</a> are expected to ship worldwide in 2010, with double that number reaching global markets in 2013.
While Apple's iPad, a device belonging to the ultra-mobile device (UMD) category, is all the rage among consumers, enterprise suppliers are already preparing it for business use, even though UMDs add even more support and control complexity for IT managers currently trying to manage an expanding base of smartphone platforms such as the iPhone 4.
2009 will see a total of 1.2 billion mobile devices shipped, including all categories of wireless devices such as mobile phones, MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices), netbooks, mobile consumer electronics products, and cellular modems.Shipments of these devices will have nearly doubled in 2014 to a total of 2.25 billion, according to the latest data from ABI Research. "The next five years will see a shift in the breakdown between types of mobile devices shipped," comments industry analyst Michael Morgan.
Two billion Bluetooth chipsets are forecast to ship in 2014 alone, according to new market data released by ABI Research. More than half will be found in wireless handsets. In the same year, almost 1.5 billion Wi-Fi chipsets are expected to ship and again, more than one third of that total will be used in handsets.
The number of mobile cloud computing subscribers worldwide will grow rapidly over the next five years, rising from 42.8 million subscribers in 2008, (approximately 1.1% of all mobile subscribers) to just over 998 million in 2014 (nearly 19%).
The return of Steve Jobs to Apple's Cupertino campus HQ has been welcomed by Apple shareholders and fans - but not, it seems, by Apple employees.
Over 40 percent of Twitter updates are "pointless babble" says a new report that studied 2000 tweets over a period of two weeks.
Microsoft has designed itself a new logo for its forthcoming retail stores, which aim to take on the popular Apple retail stores across the world.
The worldwide mobile phone market shipped 35 million fewer units than it did during the same period one year ago, and all indications point to that trend continuing through Q4 2009.
The top 10 web brands are getting stronger, despite the proliferation of new sites and services. The 10 web brands on which Britons spend the most time accounted for nearly half of all UK internet time - compared to less than 42 percent a year ago.
During the week ending February 7, Twitter became one of the 100 most visited websites in the UK for the first time. Hitwise ranked it 91st within All Categories, placing above online heavyweights such as Expedia UK (96), Gumtree (100), easyJet (101), Digital Spy (103) and MoneySupermarket (105).
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