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Apple keeps ahead of Android as global smartphone sales surge in Q1

Apple has maintained its lead over Google’s Android in the global smartphone operating system market, according to new first-quarter data from Gartner

Touchscreen devices to dominate

In three years’ time, the majority of mobile devices sold worldwide will be sporting a touchscreen, according to a new report from analyst house Gartner.

Worldwide semiconductor revenue to grow 20% in 2010

Worldwide semiconductor revenue in 2010 is forecast to reach US$276 billion in 2010, a 19.9 percent increase from 2009 revenue of US$231 billion.

Gartner: Device sales fall in 2009 despite Q4 recovery

Worldwide mobile phone sales to end users fell 0.9 percent to 1.211 billion units in 2009, according to new Gartner figures, despite a return to growth in the fourth quarter.

Gartner: Global mobile device sales to grow 9% in 2010

Analyst firm Gartner has supported Nokia’s view of an upturn in the mobile device market next year, forecasting a 9 percent year-on-year increase in sales compared to 2009.

Semiconductor capital equipment market growth is accelerating

Worldwide semiconductor equipment spending is forecast to end the year with a 42.6 percent decline in 2009, but the market is now in the midst of a very strong growth spurt, according to Gartner.

Sony Ericsson aims to bounce back with new range

Sony Ericsson has released five new handsets aimed at a variety of different market segments as it attempts to regain lost ground in the global handset sector.

Worldwide mobile game revenues will likely hit US4.5B this year

Worldwide mobile gaming revenues are on track to hit US$4.5 billion in 2008, representing a 16.1 percent increase over last year, according to Gartner. Asia is currently the leading market for mobile games, but North America will pull ahead of Western Europe over the next few years and be a larger market as Americans adopt more data services in general.


 

Gartner: Global mobile sales to rise 11% in 2008

Gartner has forecast that global mobile handset sales will grow 11 percent to reach 1.28 billion units by year-end, up from 1.15 billion units in 2007, with the fourth-quarter seen as a crucial period for sales.

Gartner: Q2 handset sales up amid gloomy economy

The latest Gartner study into worldwide mobile handset shipments found that sales rose almost 12 percent year-on-year to reach 304.7 million units in second-quarter 2008, though the market positions of the major vendors remained unchanged.