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Worldwide PC sales tanked in 2015

Worldwide PC shipments fell by 8,3% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the preliminary results of new Gartner research. For the year, shipments fell by 8% to 288,7m units

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Regional PC sales tank

PC sales in Africa and the Middle East fell by a massive 25,6% in the second quarter of 2015, the steepest decline ever recorded in the region for a single quarter, International Data Corp said on Monday. Overall PC shipments for the quarter fell to 3,3m

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Africa’s PC sales to slump in 2015

The African and Middle Eastern PC market posted its third successive quarter of year-on-year growth in the fourth quarter of 2014, but a slide in sales in 2015 is on the cards, according to International Data Corp. The improvement in the most recent three quarters follows

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Best of CES 2015

One of the biggest drawcards of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas in the US every January, is its sheer scale. Covering nearly 200 000sq m of exhibitor space and showcasing more than 20 000 new products, it provides a wonderful overview of the best – and sometimes

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Region’s PC market to slump by 2%

PC sales in Africa and the Middle East will decline by 2% in 2014, with sales remaining flat to slightly negative for the next five years, according to new research by International Data Corp. This is despite a positive third quarter in 2014, when the market expanded by 2,1% in volume terms year on year to

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Regional PC market returns to growth

After seven successive quarters of year-on-year declines, the African and Middle Eastern PC market has finally returned to growth, posting an annual improvement in sales of 2,2% in the second quarter of 2014 to reach 4,5m units. The data, from research and advisory firm

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PC sales set to bounce up

Is the PC market set for a comeback or is it a case of a dead cat bouncing? New research from International Data Corp (IDC) suggests that PC sales in the Middle East and Africa (including Turkey) will end a “dismal run” of seven consecutive quarters of year-on-year declines in the second quarter of 2014. According to IDC, PC sales

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PC sales slump across Africa region

The personal computer business is in a poor state worldwide, and the Africa and Middle East region has not been shielded from the slump. The latest data from research firm International Data Corp (IDC) shows the PC shipments in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey declined by 14,3% year on year during the fourth quarter of 2014, to 4,5m

Craig Wilson
BlackBerry’s selling, but who’s buying?

In the wake of another set of poor quarterly results tied to weak consumer demand for its new smartphones, BlackBerry on Monday announced that it was exploring “strategic options”, including the possibility of selling the business. But who would want to buy

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HP ElitePad 900: not quite the business

Tablet computers running full versions of Windows 8 were, at least according to Microsoft, meant to provide the portable computing power business users demand. Unfortunately, Hewlett-Packard’s Elitepad 900 fails to live up to that promise because of a lack of processing clout, a hefty price tag and the need for