Smartphones outsell PCs in Q4 2010

Smartphones outsell PCs in Q4 2010, PCs still remain king.

@anthony256
Published Tue, Feb 8 2011 7:30 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:32 PM CST
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.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. 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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