For the first time, Acer is indeed the No. 2 producer of PCs in the world, according to IDC. Meanwhile the market sees the first growth this year, with shipments rising 2 percent.
Netbooks continue to surge in the second quarter, but can't offset the overall decline in the PC sector, IDC says. Those low price tags don't help matters.
Netbooks grab greater market share with more than 38 million shipped in the second quarter of 2009, says new report from DisplaySearch.
A service agent at the online retailer says the Marketplace delivery option is back in action. A new post on Amazon's message board corroborates that it is fixed.
Revenue was just a hair below analyst expectations but profit was higher than expected, as RIM looks forward into a crowded summer for the smartphone market.
IDC updates its forecast of the PC industry's health for the year. Although it will be hit hard, it will not "go the way of the financial or auto industries."
In 2008, the number of LCD TVs shipped was lower than the year before. Plasma reaps some of the benefit.
Worldwide PC processor unit shipments declined 17 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to market researcher IDC, but Intel's Atom chip bucked the trend.
After promising shipments within 7 to 10 days last week, Apple has now told customers it's going to take a bit longer to get its new MacBook Pro out to the world.
For the first time since early 2001, growth comes to a halt in the PC industry.