The latest overview of the smartphone world from research firm Kantar Worldpanel is out, and Windows Phone has held its position as the third most popular mobile OS on the market. Now while Microsoft’s platform is still a few leagues behind Android and iOS, the worrying bit is that its presence in some parts of the...

One of the bigger news stories of the month is the confirmation that the retirement of Windows XP has helped the faltering PC hardware industry. And now another chart illustrates the positive effect. The first quarter of the year saw a lot more users purchasing new computers in order to upgrade to a newer platform —...

Windows 8.1 is going places. Well, Microsoft’s modern operating platform has had a decent enough run overall, but there are many markets where it can really carve up a big share. Countries like Japan and Korea represent two of these key markets. And from the talk that is coming out of there, it seems that Windows...

There is a things called counting your blessings. Mobile PC makers probably are doing just that right now, as the latest facts and figures of global notebook shipments have just come out. Overall there is more sorrowful news to report, as the market declined by another large amount. The numbers published by IHS...

Never a good feeling starting a new day with distressing news, but the state of affairs of the notebook market leaves little room for glee. The year is still new but the hardware vendors are predicting doom. Just a few months back there was cause for some optimism — what with the retirement of Windows XP coming...

Eight miles high and falling fast! The sharp growth of the tablet market is soon about to be toned down due to market saturation, the newest numbers revealed by research firm IDC reveal. According to the latest statistics published by the International Data Corporation, global tablet shipments for the holiday quarter...

The inevitable happened. Microsoft made official its financial report for the fourth quarter of last year yesterday, and the growing numbers and sustained profits surprised many. Obviously, numbers like $24.52 billion in revenue for a quarter, and $6.38 billion in net income for the same period are impressive, if...

It has been many a seasons whereby tablet devices have outsold and outshined notebook computers worldwide. In fact, forget direct competition — the laptop market is fighting its very own battles these days thanks to dropping interest in these devices. And while keeping up is hard enough as it is, luck also seems like...

Redmond has officially reached another important milestone for its retail outlets. The company has officially opened is 36th retail store in Dadeland Mall in Miami. The new store occupies 3,000 square feet (that is 278 square meters, by the way) of floor space and continues Microsoft’s strategy of bringing its...

A figure was recently thrown around that revealed that 20 percent of all notebooks sold during the first quarter of the year were the models that included touchscreens. Now, however, a new research has floated up that shows that the first story is only partially true. Displaybank, a market research firm estimates that...