What you need to know: This weblog captures key data points about the global telecoms industry. I use it as an electronic notebook to support my work for Pringle Media.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Global Device Market Shrinks
Worldwide shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) will reach 2.5 billion units in 2015, a 1.5% increase from 2014 and lower than the previous quarter's forecast of 2.8% growth, according to research firm Gartner. "This was partly due to a continued slowdown in PC purchases in Western Europe, Russia and Japan in particular, largely due to price increases resulting from local currency devaluation against the dollar," said Ranjit Atwal, research director at Gartner.
End-user spending on devices will total 606 billion US dollars in 2015 and will show, for the first time since 2010, a decline in current U.S. dollars, Gartner added. source: Gartner statement
Separately, Samsung Electronics estimated that its revenue in the second quarter was down about 8% year-on-year to 48 trillion Korean won (43 billion US dollars): source: Mobile World Live article.