Xiaomi records best ever quarter with 23.16 million smartphone shipments in the March-June period

According to a recent publication by a Taiwanese news outlet, Xiaomi has marked its best ever quarter in the March-June period this year, seeing a 70% increase in smartphone shipments from Q1. The company sold 23.16 million units in Q2 and, as per Lei Jun, Xiaomi’s CEO’s words, its aim is to hit a revenue of $14.7 billion (100 billion Yuan) by the end of this year.

Apparently, the company’s focus on physical retail sales, largely through its 123 Mi Home stores in China, seems to be working well, while it also plans to open a few more stores in the country in the next …

IDC sees smartphone shipments growing this year after a slump in 2016

Last year was the worst ever for global smartphone shipments as handset deliveries rose only 2.5% for 2016. According to analytical firm IDC, business will start returning to growth  mode as the number of shipments should rise by 3% this year. That amounts to 1.52 billion units forecast by IDC to be delivered this year. And for 2018, the increase in shipments will reach 4.5%. IDC says that improved economic conditions in emerging markets will partially be responsible for a 50% hike in growth. Another reason will be the extreme popularity of  the tenth anniversary Apple iPhone that …

Apple tops Fitbit and Xiaomi to become number one in global wearable shipments during Q1

According to a report from Strategy Analytics, Apple is now Top Dog in the wearable space. First, let’s back up and look at the category. During the three month quarter that started in January and ended in March, global shipments of wearables rose 21% from 18 million to 22 million units year-over-year. During that same time period, Apple was able to increase the number of Apple Watch timepieces shipped worldwide by 59%, from 2.2 million to 3.5 million. At the end of the quarter, Apple’s share in the wearable market was 15.9%, up from 12.1% in last year’s first quarter. Apple jumped from third to …

Smartphone shipments worldwide rose 4.3% during Q1

According to the latest data from IDC, global smartphone shipments rose 4.3% in the first quarter, topping the analytical firm’s previously made forecast of 3.6% growth. Overall, 347.4 million smartphones were delivered from January through March, up from the 332.9 million tallied last year. Samsung continued its reign over the smartphone world by shipping 79.2 million units in the period. While that was flat with last year’s number, the manufacturer actually lost a full percentage point of market share. For the first quarter, Samsung was responsible for 22.8% of worldwide smartphone shipments.

Apple …

The Global Tablet PC Shipments Will Reach 253 Million Units by 2016

According to the latest research report of Juniper Research, a market research firm, by 2016, the global tablet PC shipments will reach 253 million units, which is five times of estimated 2011 shipments, 55.2 million units. With the launch of the second generation of Apple iPad tablet PC earlier this year, HTC, LG, Motorola, RIM and other smartphones manufacturers have also released their first generation tablet PCs. As other opportunities in the PC market shrinking, other vendors of PC market have joined the tablet PC market as well, including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and Toshiba.

By 2016, nearly half of the tablet PCs will have cellular connectivity. Currently, tablet PC with the extra cellular connection configuration is far below the tablet PCs with only WiFi network connection configuration. However, this situation will undergo significant transformation. Network access technology will play an important role. In the developed countries, 4G networks will provide richer services through a cellular connection. Since the lack of fixed-line infrastructure in the emerging market, cellular connectivity will become essential tablet PC functionality.

The report further predicts that as companies continue to recognize the tablet’s potential in the content creation, tablet PC sales will have nearly one-fifth sales to enterprises by 2016.

Source: http://www.hqew.net/events/news-article/891.html

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