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IDC: Smartphones drive mobile phone sales in MEA to 64M in Q2 2014

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) handset market grew to its largest size in 10 quarters in the second quarter of 2014, expanding 27 per cent year on year to total 64 million units.

Time Warner Cable Business enhances Ethernet portfolio with nationwide coverage, customer portal

Time Warner Cable Business Class is looking to appeal to medium and large multi-site business customers by serving up a number of new features for its Ethernet services suite.

IDC: Worldwide phablet shipments set to surpass portable PCs in 2014

Worldwide phablet shipments will reach 175 million units worldwide in 2014, passing the 170 million portable PCs expected to ship during the same period.

IDC: Tablet projections lowered for 2014 as demand softens

IDC has lowered its forecast for worldwide tablet and 2-in-1 (computers that can function as tablets) shipments to 233.1 million units. This represents 6.5 per cent year-over-year growth rate, which is well below the 12.1 per cent growth rate previously forecast.

IDC: Voice calling on tablets a growing trend in emerging markets

According to new data from research firm IDC, users in Asian emerging markets are increasingly turning to tablets to make voice calls. The firm said that close to 50 percent of all tablets (touchscreen gadgets with screens bigger than 7 inches) in some markets are shipping with voice-calling capabilities.

IDC: Android, iOS squeeze almost all breathing room for Windows Phone, BlackBerry in Q2

It's been clear for years that Google's Android and Apple's iOS are the two dominant smartphone platforms around the world, but a new report form research firm IDC on second-quarter smartphone shipments makes clear there almost isn't any breathing space for any competitors.

Lenovo sees booming Q2 sales, looks to emerging markets for smartphone growth

Lenovo reported booming sales and profit for the second quarter and the Chinese vendor is looking beyond its homeland to emerging markets for future smartphone growth, according to CEO Yang Yuanqing. The Lenovo chief is eagerly awaiting the finalization of its purchase of Motorola Mobility, which he said will give Lenovo a leg up in North America and Latin America.

Samsung tops analysts Q2 smartphone shipments tables

Samsung remained the dominant force in smartphones in the second quarter, with an average of 74.6 million units shipped according to figures from three research companies.

IDC: Huawei, Lenovo grew Q2 smartphone market share at Samsung and Apple's expense

Continuing a trend that analysts have been tracking for several quarters, several Chinese smartphone vendors grew market share in the second quarter at the expense of Samsung Electronics and Apple, which continue to lead the market, according to a report from research firm IDC.

IDC: Chinese smartphone vendors challenge Samsung, Apple

IDC predicted quarterly smartphone shipments will break the 300 million unit mark for the first time in the third quarter of 2014, following strong growth in the April to June period.