The desktop PC is dead, and IT pros are either replacing them with laptops or dumping the PC entirely for smartphones and tablets, right? Wrong.
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Smartphones and software -- not to mention signs of life in the PC market -- are fueling IT spending this year, according to market researchers.
The Japanese electronics firm plans to cut its losses and will instead focus more on developing smartphones for business use in line with its popular "Toughbook" notebook PC series.
Post-PC doesn't have to be about smartphones and tablets. Sometimes a dedicated product can follow the philosophy of post-PC to a most beautiful effect...
Gamers are bucking the trend. While everyone else is shunning the PC in favor of smartphones and tablets, gamers are still buying and building new PCs to meet the demands of modern games.
Mixed results in the Fortune 500's technology sector, as mobile is up year-over-year, cellular is about flat, but the biggest losses in the PC market, as desktops and laptops are taking a backseat for smartphones.
Not content with posting record PC sales amid a slump in the market, the company is continuing its efforts to steamroll its local Chinese competition.
PC distributors and ODMs are keeping inventories low as a result of falling PC shipments as consumers are turning to smartphones and tablets.
Chinese PC maker wants to sell about triple the number of smartphones it sold last year as it competes with Samsung and Apple for global market share.
The PC industry is stagnating, with consumers shifting to iOS and Android-powered tablets and smartphones. If consumers like Android so much — currently over 1.5 million new devices are activated daily — then why not give them Android-powered PCs?
PC shipments have had a terrible quarter, and it seems that there's nothing that can be done to save the desktop and notebook from further erosion by post-PC devices such as tablets and smartphones. And things are not going to get any better.
Android fragmentation will wreck Android for smartphones and tablets just as much as Windows fragmentation ruined Windows for the PC.
UPDATED. HP's mobile operating system webOS, which met an untimely demise thanks to the poor management show at the PC maker, will live on—in smart TVs and not in smartphones.
Indian telco inks exclusive partnership with Chinese PC giant to sell dual-band smartphones across the country as they both target the sub-US$150 consumer segment.
The shift from PCs to post-PC devices is a lot more than just replacing desktops and notebooks with smartphones and tablets; it's a shift in how we interact with technology. This will have a significant effect on how the PC evolves over the coming years.
With booming and much-hyped markets for smartphones and tablets, you might think the chip industry would be doing well. It isn't. Gartner reckons semiconductor revenues will fall by 3 percent this year as PC production falls by 2.5 percent.
The core wars have reached a détente on the PC, but mobile is another matter. Some smartphones and tablets are already packing four cores, but chipmakers apparently aren’t stopping there.
While tablets -- and to a lesser extent smartphones -- are currently seen as companion devices to the PC, a day will come when they will be powerful enough to be a PC.
A slowing PC market means Lenovo, the market leader according to one analytics firm, is no worry. It is, however, "good reason" to jump into the booming smartphone market.
Motorola has confirmed that Webtop, technology that allowed some of its Android smartphones to be docked to a PC, notebook or TV hub, is dead. Cause of death listed is weak adoption, but cost cuts are also likely to be a reason.
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