IDC

AR and VR headsets nosedive in Q1

Shipments of augmented and virtual reality headsets have plummeted year-on-year across the first quarter, according to statistics from IDC, as telcos unbundle the kit from premium contracts and handsets.

Tablet market continues to decline

The global tablet market shrank by 15% in Q1 2016, according to the latest data from analyst firms IDC and Strategy Analytics.

Chinese vendors gain ground in wearables market

As the race for leadership of the wearables market entered the third quarter, Fitbit is still leading the field, having doubled it sales but Xiaomi is emerging as a strong challenger to Apple in smart watches.

Wearables market tripled in size in Q1 2015

New data from analyst firm IDC reveals the wearable device market, which includes fitness bands and smart watches, increased by 200% year-on-year in Q1 2015 to hit 11.4 million units shipped.

China Unicom invests HK$3bn to build Hong Kong datacentre

China Unicom announced its intention to build it largest datacentre outside mainland China Thursday, which will host the company’s growing portfolio of cloud-based services. The telco said it plans to invest HK$3bn (£240m) in the new facility.

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