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Smartphones outsell PCs in Q4 2010

Smartphones outsell PCs in Q4 2010, PCs still remain king

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 8, 2011 at 7:30 pm CST (0 mins, 28 secs time to read)

IDC's latest report shows that smartphone manufacturers shipped 100.9 million devices in Q4 2010, while PC manufacturers shipped 92.1 million units worldwide. This is the first time that smartphones have outsold PC's.

Smartphones outsell PCs in Q4 2010 | TweakTown.com

Q4 2009 saw 53.9 million smartphones sold but last years Q4 results were astonishing - an 87.2-percent increase with a whopping 100.9 million sold in a quarter alone. Over the entire year, 302.6 million smartphones were sold, an increase of 74.4-percent from 2009's total of 173.5 million.

PC's over the entire of 2010 outsold smartphones but only lost in that last quarter, over the year manufacturers shipped 346.2 million units during 22010.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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