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Windows Phone to be fastest growing mobile OS, says IDC

Microsoft's mobile OS will surge, after a fashion, amid slower growth for the smartphone industry as a whole, predicts research firm IDC.

By Feb. 26, 2014


IDC: iPad loses market share as competitors close in

Apple is still the No. 1 tablet vendor, but its Android counterparts are really the ones pushing market growth, a new study shows.

By Oct. 30, 2013


PC sales decline is finally slowing, IDC says

But analysts warn that their report shouldn't be construed as a comeback for the global PC industry.

By Oct. 9, 2013


Heads up Apple, Android to make big gains in 2014, IDC predicts

Apple will hold onto to a "value edge" in 2014, but Android's ecosystem is poised to make big gains, according to IDC.

By Dec. 3, 2013


Microsoft's Surface Pro 'is not there yet,' says IDC

Microsoft doesn't have a workable tablet strategy yet, an IDC analyst tells CNET.

By May. 1, 2013


Tablet sales slow in 2Q on absence of new iPad, IDC says

The research firm says tablet shipments should remain weak in the current quarter but pick up in the last three months of the year.

By Aug. 5, 2013


Will Surface Pro prevail over RT? IDC chimes in

Surface Pro has the Windows heritage behind it. Will future versions of the Pro eventually bury the RT version?

By Mar. 12, 2013


Windows 8 contends with Win 7, PC saturation, says IDC

The uptake of Windows 8 is hampered by a completely saturated U.S. PC market and corporate upgrades to Windows 7, says author of IDC study.

By Jul. 11, 2013


Tablet shipments to surpass all PCs by 2015, IDC says

The marketing researcher also predicts that this year tablet shipments will jump nearly 60 percent -- and top the number of laptop shipments.

By May. 28, 2013


Tablet sales to stay sizzling, IDC says

Demand for tablets is accelerating, the research firm says, as the market shifts toward smaller screen sizes and lower prices.

By Dec. 5, 2012