Good news! For the first time in six years, things are looking up! PC shipments have been declining since 2011, but the 2017 holidays season brought good news for the longsuffering market. Signaling perhaps the winds of change for the PC hardware industry. This report from IDC, the market tracker, reveals that...

That sinking feeling! It’s quite remarkable seeing Windows Phone sales continue around the world, even as it is known that mobile is no longer that much of a priority for Microsoft. Sure, the company continues to launch new mobile preview builds, even though they are not really from the Redstone branch. And Redmond...

Even though Microsoft executives have made it abundantly clear that the company is still fully supporting Windows 10 Mobile platform, their decisions have not always aligned with these statements. This has led to an increasing amount of confusion and angst among the community. With many believing that the mobile OS is...

Even Microsoft can’t save the tablet market. Not when there is a clear and present shift towards hybrids and 2-in-1 devices. Figures provided by IDC confirm what we already knew. That the tablet market has continued its decline in the second quarter of 2017. A drop of 3.4% year over year is substantial enough — more...

The retirement of Windows XP is, once again, the talking point as PC shipments across the globe dropped by significant margins in the first quarter of 2015. Data published by IDC reveals that sales of computer hardware in Europe, the Middle East and Africa regions (collectively known as EMEA) reached 20.2 million...

Time for some fresh Windows Phone shipments and market share analysis. Microsoft’s mobile operating platform had a tough year, with fewer high profile smartphone releases than before. Just when the platform needed flagships to add to the momentum it had gained in 2013, Redmond opted for a strategy to sell as many...

Microsoft’s going all in with bringing the Windows Phone platform to more affordable price points, and it is only a matter of time the operating system solidifies its position as the second most popular choice. And the efforts seem to be paying off. You can add another region where Windows Phone has overtaken iOS, as...

IDC is back with some more mobile forecasts, and the market research firm believes that Windows Phone sales are set for a surge within the next few years. A surge that would see it tripling sales by 2018. Microsoft continues to heavily invest in Windows Phone, and according to this report, all these efforts would...

While Microsoft has not yet been able to take the market share of Windows tablets beyond the 5% mark, the platform has shown some amazing growth this past year. In fact, the year over year growth for Windows on tablets came in at an impressive 67.3%, showing that we can expect big things from the platform in the...

Windows XP retirement is at it again. Almost every other manufacturer has confirmed that Microsoft pulling the plug on the old operating system has had a positive effect on PC shipments. And Lenovo, the king of the hardware market is here to approve ratify this statement. Hard times on the industry, the declining...