Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hype for Tablest and Smartphones forces a drop in PC Sales Worldwide

PCs were once the darling of all Digi geeks, office managers and even housewives. But trends are changing now and there is an overall shortfall of 14% recorded in the first three months of the current year.

The use of tablets and smartphones by managers, businessmen  students and even housewives has put PCs on the back shelf as the tablets and smartphone s are so powerful these days that one really does not require a PC - except those who have to type and prepare spreadsheets, lengthy reports or presentations.

The revelation comes from research firm IDC started tracking the PC industry in 1994. Their recent report shows that 76.3 million units were shipped, a figure that underlines the appeal of tablets and smartphones as alternatives to PCs. Even Microsoft's latest version of Windows had failed to revitalize the industry, the IDC says.

It may be added that a similar analysis by another research firm, Gartner, found a fall of 11.2% in sale of PCs worldwide. According to Gartner, global PC shipments fell below 80 million units for the first time since the second quarter of 2009.

"This is horrific news for PCs," said BGC financial analyst Colin Gillis. "It's all about mobile computing now."

Would in coming days, the PCs will be a thing of the past?

via BBC Business
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