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IDC - Sharp dip in VR headset shipment numbers won’t last
Despite global shipment numbers dropping by more than a third, the market outlook is still positive an IDC Tracker report shows.
Apple still on top as wearables market grows worldwide
Apple’s share of the market continues to grow along with Chinese competitors Xiaomi and Huawei. Fitbit still in decline.
Canalys: 187% smart speaker growth driven by Chinese offerings
While Google and Amazon still lead the way, it seems the smart speaker market is no exception to the steady rise of Chinese tech.
Gartner - Xiaomi up and Samsung down as smartphone market grows
Global smartphone sales return to growth with Xiaomi grabbing up sales to hit over 100% year over year improvement.
Wearables market showing no wear as smartwatches drive growth
Canalys says wearable band shipments grew 35 percent from the year before with a two horse race at the front & fierce competition behind.
Global smartphone market declines, but there are some bright spots
During Q1 2018 we got a new leader on top of smartphone shipments, one vendor experiencing triple digit growth, and a huge decline in China.
Apple wrests control of record-breaking wearables market
The worldwide wearables market continued its upward trajectory in the final quarter of 2017 with full year shipment volumes reaching new records.
Samsung tops smartphone shipments in 2017 despite Apple claiming Q4 - IDC
An IDC report has shown that Samsung’s smartphone shipments took a dive in Q4, letting Apple take the top spot but only for that quarter.
Gartner: solid growth for top 5 global smartphone vendors
All of the top five smartphone vendors achieved double-digit growth apart from Apple.
Smartphone market up 2.7% as more affordable models dominate
Smartphone vendors may be launching their high-end flagships in abundance, but it’s more affordable models that will drive the market.
India’s smartphone market overtakes US to claim second spot
India's smartphone market has recovered from a shaky Q2 2017 to surge in growth with the five major vendors being the drivers - Xiaomi in particular.
Huawei clinches Apple’s 2nd place spot in global smartphone sales
The findings come from market research company Counterpoint in its recently released Market Pulse report for July 2017.
Vendors moving up and down the ranks in mixed bag wearable band market
Apple has fallen to third place in the market, overtaken by both Xiaomi and Fitbit - despite the latter experiencing a 34% year-on-year decline.
Slight decline in smartphone market for Q2 2017 to be short-lived
New research from IDC has revealed the smartphone market declined slightly in the second quarter of 2017 – but this is expected to soon change.
Global wearables market grows 17.9 percent - and we have a new leader
The worldwide wearables market continued its rapid rise in the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17) with multiple companies experiencing triple digit growth.
Xiaomi to create 20,000 jobs in India over next three years
The Chinese technology firm says India is one of the important markets for the company.
Fitbit still on top in wearables market, Apple's 'aging lineup' sees decline
"Simplicity is a driving factor and this is well reflected in the top vendor list as four out of five offer a simple, dedicated fitness device."
Xiaomi and Lenovo climb in India’s smart phone market as local players falter
There is ongoing portfolio consolidation as local players change their product strategies, emphasising 4G-enabled models that are becoming mainstream.
Xiaomi's new Mi Note 2 release will prick Apple's ears
From a packed Beijing event reminiscent of an Apple release, Xiaomi today released their new phone, and showed off their concept.
Hands-on review: Xiaomi Mi Band 2 - advanced tech for peanuts
With the million and one wearables out there, why does the Mi Band 2 make so much sense, one that I’m happy to say is my smartwatch of choice?
Hands-on review: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
With dodgy software and designs created by 3 year olds, Chinese Smartphones have consistently been cheap toys. Xiaomi are changing that.
Xiaomi topples the iPhone 6 and 6+ with the new Edge Mi Note
As slick and as technically proficient as these phones are, they will not be the last in a line of iPhone 6-beating phones.
E-book: The quick MSP guide to Security-as-a-Service
You may have a great security offering in you -aaS portfolio, but how do you know if it's the right one? And what could it cost you if it isn't?
Whitepaper: How MSPs can escape technology's all-too-familiar Catch-22
Managed service providers may be hurting themselves by relying on technology platforms that are ‘good enough'.
E-Book: Building applications just got simpler
When it comes to end user's expectations for applications, there seems to be no limits. Now, you live up to them without having to be a coding mastermind.
Six key steps to growing your MSP business
In order to remain competitive, MSPs are being forced to become not just good in their operations, but great - here's some expert advice.
Whitepaper: How businesses can buff up their cyber defences
By 2020, 60% of digital businesses will suffer major service failures due to the inability of IT security teams to manage digital risk.