In 2014, growth in global tablet shipments is taking a steep dive, as consumers upgrade less often than expected. PC shipments, on the other hand, are enjoying a brief easing of their decline.
That's in terms of sales, not screen size. The firm says shipments of the phone-tablet hybrids will reach 318 million in 2015, more than tablet and portable PC shipments.
Emerging markets are still showing interest in new tablets, but that isn't enough to sustain IDC's prior forecast for this year.
Market researcher revises its prediction for global PC shipments in 2014, but it still expects a decline.
Its low bar is a far cry from iPhone sales volumes. But hitting the mark would show steady improvement for LG, still angling for that sweet spot in the hearts and minds of consumers.
The number of personal computers worldwide is expected to drop 6 percent this year, according to a study published Tuesday.
Increasing demand for big-screen smartphones means tablet sales could be lower than expected, says research firm IDC.
Apple CEO Tim Cook talks iPhone, Apple Watch, China and iPad during a conference call with analysts.
Global Vice President Hugo Barra had an idea in mind when he joined the Chinese phone giant two years ago. The result is the Mi 4i, a cheap flagship phone for India.
The world's largest software maker has to convince developers to write apps for the new version of its widely used operating system. But it also needs to win over customers, from consumers to businesses. That's no simple task.