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The average analyst estimate puts Apple's iPad sales at 19.3 million units, down 0.7 percent compared with the same period last year.
Apple lost the lion's share of the global tablet market in 2013, though the iPad remained the top seller, says Gartner.
Despite returning to a slight profit, HTC continues to struggle amid larger rivals Apple and Samsung Electronics.
The number of both feature phones and smartphones sold this year fell, leading to a 29 percent drop in revenue for Nokia's phone-making unit in the fourth quarter.
2013 was a good year for Chinese manufacturer Huawei, now third in the mobile phone market despite security concerns.
Microsoft officials now say the end-of-sales date for PCs pre-installed with Windows 7 is "to be determined," rather than October 30, 2014.
Google is still the leader with the highest share of mobile ad revenue. But Facebook is catching up.
Sales of Apple's iPhone 5C have lagged behind the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5 since its introduction in China. But the gap is apparently growing wider.
Barnes & Noble's Nook division has a rough fiscal third quarter. However, the bookseller hopes to reverse the decline with the launch of a new Nook color device later this year.
The PlayStation 4 continues its steady sales climb, hitting another milestone nearly one month to the day after Sony announced its console had surpassed 6 million units sold.