• Samsung Reportedly Targeting 510M Phone Sales In 2013, Including 390M Smartphones

    Samsung Reportedly Targeting 510M Phone Sales In 2013, Including 390M Smartphones

    Samsung is looking to move around 20 percent more mobile phones in 2013 than it did in 2012, according to a new report from The Korea Times. The Korean electronics firm wants to ship 510 million phones in the New Year, which exceeds the 420 million it projected for 2012. The 2013 increase adds anticipated holiday sales to its existing 288 million total devices sold through September. Around… Read More

  • Analysis: Chinese PC Market Will Grow 12% In 2012

    Analysis: Chinese PC Market Will Grow 12% In 2012

    If you were wondering where all the PC growth was, look East, young person. IHS, formerly iSuppli, expects that desktop sales will rise 8% and Ultrabook sales will take up 15 to 20 percent of notebook shipments. Windows 8 and Intel’s Ivy Bridge are to be driving factors in PC growth this year. In comparison, IDC found that 2011 PC shipments shrank in Europe and the United States by 9%. Read More

  • PC shipments up 15 percent last quarter (but none of those are the Apple tablet so whatever)

    There was plenty of talk ever since Lehman Brothers exploded in mid-2008 about how would consumers cope. Would they keep buying widgets in the face of insane job cuts? Would they keep buying, but only at a fraction of what they had in the past? Let’s take PC sales, a pretty good barometer of where the average person is. (It’s a big purchase, but not like buying a car or house.)… Read More

  • Report: New iPhone already here; first shipments happened in March

    The second-generation iPhone may already be here in “key markets,” according to Forbes. The business publication says Apple has been receiving shipments of a “mysterious new product” since March, citing sources in the shipping industry and leaning heavily on previous analyst assumptions (what companies are supplying what internal parts, etc.). Why, then, no credible… Read More

  • Everex CloudBook delayed again until mid-March?

    Those of you waiting for tomorrow — when the Cloudbook is supposed to be available at fine retailers like Walmart — might want to prepare yourselves for a longer wait…again. Already delayed to begin with, the Everex Cloudbook has been, you guessed it, delayed again. First it was Chinese New Year coupled with OS refinements and now it’s snow. Snow. Snow is delaying… Read More

  • iPhone Shipments Arriving Already, Protected By Armed Guards

    It’s OK guys, only a few more days until the iPhone’s launch, then we can all move on with our lives. But for now… Apparently Apple is using armed guards to protect the iPhone as it ships from the Far East to North America. The first shipments of the phone are now arriving here, under security that’s usually reserved for actual valuable items like gold and elephant ivory. Read More

  • Only Four Million iPhone's Shipping This Year

    Merrill Lynch is reporting that Apple will only be shipping 4 million iPhone’s this year, but 12 million units will be shipped in 2008, so fear not. ML’s report also indicates that monthly shipments will begin with 200,000 to 300,000 and ramp up to about 1 million units by year’s end. Better get in line now or you’ll be waiting a very a long time, because it looks… Read More