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CCS Insight: N. American smartphone sales growth to peak in the near future

North America and Western Europe are going to peak in terms of smartphone sales growth in the next couple of years, according to a new report from research firm CCS Insight.

IDC: The future of smartphones lies in emerging markets

By 2019, 80 percent of smartphones will be shipped to emerging markets and 35 per cent will be priced below $100.

IDC: Apple iOS seen as 'weakest link' on slowing tablets market

The global tablet market continues to show signs of slowing down, with IDC scaling back its five-year forecast and predicting that global shipments would increase by just 2.1 per cent to 234.5 million in 2015.

IDC: Worldwide WLAN market shows slower growth in Q4 2014

The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments increased 7 per cent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2014.

IDC: Android, iOS crushing Windows Phone, BlackBerry in smartphone market

Google's Android and Apple's iOS continued to thoroughly dominate the global smartphone market in the fourth quarter, according to research firm IDC, with Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus driving Apple to gain share at Android's expense. Meanwhile, Microsoft's Windows Phone platform continues to be an also-ran in the market, though the company as vowed to introduce a range of new phones this year running its new Windows 10 software.

IDC: Android and iOS increase smartphone OS dominance in 2014

Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating systems inched closer to total dominance of the worldwide smartphone market in 2014, as alternative smartphone operating systems failed to take significant market share from the duo.

IDC: Significant potential for M2M growth exists in Africa

IDC sees significant potential for growth in M2M in Africa, particularly in respect to the deployment of M2M energy, utility and security services.

IDC: MEA ICT spending to top $270B in 2015

Spending on ICT products and services in the Middle East and Africa will cross the $270 billion (€220 billion) mark in 2015 and the IT market is expected to grow 9 per cent year on year in 2015.

IDC: Android inspires another bright quarter for MEA tablet market in Q3 2014

While shipments of Android tablets in MEA increased 47 per cent year on year in the third quarter of 2014, iOS and Windows OS both suffered declines over the same period.

IDC: PCs drive growth in smart connected device shipments in Q3 2014

PC, tablet and smartphone shipments totalled 60.1 million units in the third quarter of 2014.