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Analysts: Smartphone shipments broke records in 2015 despite slowest-ever growth in Q4

Analysts revealed that global smartphone shipments hit record highs in in 2015 despite growth in the fourth quarter slowing to an all-time low.

As Huawei roars in Q4, Samsung preps folding displays, two Galaxy S7s and new mobile software

Samsung reported a relatively sluggish fourth quarter, as was expected, and analysts said the company's troubles helped pave the way for Huawei to score the biggest gains in the world's smartphone market during the final three months of 2015.

Best Buy, Apple data point to disappointing smartphone sales during holidays

Best Buy said flagging mobile sales were primarily to blame for a year-over-year drop in its holiday revenues, yet another indicator that the smartphone market is plateauing in the U.S. and other regions.

The IoT generated plenty of buzz at CES, but huge challenges remain

There's clearly a tremendous amount of interest in the IoT, and much of it is justified. IDC recently predicted worldwide spending on the IoT will reach $1.32 trillion in 2019, representing an impressive 17 percent compound annual growth rate. Other forecasts are equally optimistic. But the IoT must overcome some huge hurdles before it reaches its potential.

Orange set to disrupt banking industry with Groupama partnership- analysts

France's Orange unveiled plans to create a mobile-only bank under its own brand and has opened preliminary talks with France-based insurance company Groupama over a partnership agreement.

IDC: Global wearables shipments will exceed 200M in 2019

IDC predicted global wearable device shipments will hit 111.1 million units in 2016, a 44.4 per cent increase on the 80 million units it expects to have been shipped in 2015

IDC expects more Apple-style smartphone trade-in programmes, as global growth slows to below 10%

IDC expects more smartphone vendors to follow Apple's lead by introducing device financing and trade-in programmes to stimulate shipments, as it predicted that 2015 would be the first year that growth in smartphone shipments slows to a single-digit figure.

IDC: GCC's mobile connected devices market suffers heaviest quarter-on-quarter decline on record

Latest data shows that the market suffered an 8 per cent decline in shipments during the quarter to total just over 8 million units.

IDC sees sharper decline for tablet shipments in 2015

IDC tipped tablet shipments, including 2-in-1 devices, to decline 8 per cent in 2015, representing a notable increase from the research company's previous forecast of a 3.8 per cent drop.

IDC lowers forecast for global smartphone growth in 2015 due to China effect

IDC said smartphone shipments are expected to increase by 10.4 per cent in 2015 to 1.44 billion units. This is lower than the research company's previous forecast of 11.3 per cent year-on-year growth.