More smartphones than PCs to be sold by 2011

Smartphone sales will surpass worldwide PC sales by the end of 2011, RBC says. Global mobile phone sales totalled 286.1 mln units in Q2 2009, a 6.1% decrease from Q2 2008, according to Gartner. However, smartphone sales surpassed 40 mln units, a 27% increase from Q2 2007, representing the fastest-growing segment of the mobile-devices market.

France PC Shipments in Q4 2008

Company 4Q08
Shipments
4Q8
Market
Share (%)
4Q07
Shipments
4Q07
Market
Share (%)
4Q08-4Q07
Growth (%)
Acer 803 24.7 732 25.5 9.7
Hewlett-Packard 787 24.2 657 22.9 19.7
Dell Inc. 330 10.2 326 11.4 1.2
ASUS 264 8.1 97 3.4 172.4
Toshiba 183 5.6 159 5.5 15.1
Others 884 27.2 897 31.3 -1.5
Total 3250 100.0 2868 100.0 13.3
Source: Gartner

49 mln desktops to virtually hosted by 2013

The worldwide hosted virtual desktop (HVD) market will accelerate through 2013 to reach 49 mln units, up from more than 500,000 units in 2009, according to Gartner. Worldwide HVD revenue will grow from about $1.3 bln to $1.5 bln in 2009, which is less than 1% of the worldwide professional PC market, to $65.7 bln in 2013, which will be equal to more than 40% of the worldwide professional PC market. Gartner estimates that approximately 15% of current worldwide traditional professional desktop PCs will migrate to HVDs by 2014, equal to about 66 mln connected devices. US will reach double that of the worldwide average with over 18 mln connected devices. After an initial slow start, the HVD market will rally in 2010 and 2011.

UK PC Shipments in Q4 2008

Company 4Q08
Shipments
4Q8
Market
Share (%)
4Q07
Shipments
4Q07
Market Share
(%)
4Q08-4Q07
Growth (%)
Hewlett-Packard 766 20.5 736 22.1 4.1
Dell Inc. 667 17.9 607 18.2 9.9
Acer 642 17.2 664 19.9 -3.3
Toshiba 385 10.3 300 9.0 28.4
ASUS 227 6.1 35 1.0 552.4
Others 1,048 28.1 988 29.7 -5.7
Total 3,735 100 3,329 100 12.2
Source: Gartner

Germany PC Shipments for Q4 2008

Company 4Q08
Shipments
4Q08
Market
Share (%)
4Q07
Shipments
4Q07
Market
Share (%)
4Q08-4Q07
Growth (%)
Hewlett-Packard 531 13.6 429 12.5 23.8
Acer 500 12.8 396 11.5 26.2
FSC 449 11.5 541 15.8 -16.9
Medion 320 8.2 281 8.2 13.8
Dell 319 8.2 280 8.2 14.1
Others 1,779 45.7 1,506 43.8 18.1
Total 3,898 100.0 3,433 100.0 13.5
Source: Gartner

US PC Shipments in Q4 2008

Company 4Q08 Shipments 4Q08 Market Share (%) 4Q07 Shipments 4Q07 Market Share (%) 4Q08-4Q07 Growth (%)
Dell Inc. 4,465.8 28.6 5,344.6 30.8 -16.4
Hewlett-Packard 4,288.3 27.5 4,439.5 25.6 -3.4
Acer 2,373.9 15.2 1,527.3 8.8 55.4
Apple 1,255.0 8.0 1,159.3 6.7 8.3
Toshiba 1,007.7 6.5 900.0 5.2 12.0
Others 2,219.2 14.2 3,992.6 23.0 -44.4
Total 15,609.8 100.0 17,363.3 100.0 -10.1
Source: Gartner

Worldwide PC Shipments in 2008

Company 2008 Shipments 2008 Market Share (%) 2007 Shipments 2007 Market Share (%) 2008-2007 Growth (%)
Hewlett-Packard 55,686.8 18.4 49,428.3 18.1 12.7
Dell Inc. 43,144.4 14.3 38,703.0 14.2 11.5
Acer 33,497.4 11.1 26,484.5 9.7 26.5
Lenovo 21,869.1 7.2 20,114.6 7.4 8.7
Toshiba 13,499.6 4.5 10,955.2 4.0 23.2
Others 134,510.2 44.5 126,766.9 46.5 6.1
Total 302,207.5 100.0 272,452.5 100.0 10.9
Source: Gartner

Western Europe PC Shipments in Q4 2008

Company 4Q08
Shipments
4Q8
Market
Share (%)
4Q07
Shipments
4Q07
Market
Share (%)
4Q08-4Q07
Growth (%)
Hewlett-Packard 4,658 23.2 4,058 22.6 14.8
Acer 4,067 20.3 3,618 20.2 12.4
Dell Inc. 2,032 10.1 1,980 11.1 2.6
ASUS 1,490 7.4 513 2.9 190.4
Toshiba 1,277 6.4 995 5.6 28.3
Others 6,558 32.7 6,755 37.7 3.0
Total 20,083 100 17,920 100 12.1
Source: Gartner

EMEA PC Shipments for Q4 2008

Company 4Q08 Shipments 4Q08 Market Share (%) 4Q07 Shipments 4Q07 Market Share (%) 4Q08-4Q07 Growth (%)
Hewlett-Packard 6,459 21.2 5,742 19.8 12.5
Acer 4,998 16.4 4,682 16.1 6.8
Dell Inc. 2,762 9.1 2,748 9.5 0.5
ASUS 1,937 6.4 1,154 4.0 67.9
Toshiba 1,735 5.7 1,339 4.6 29.6
Others 12,539 41.2 13,349 46.0 -6.1
Total 30,430 100.0 29,014 100.0 4.9
Source: Gartner

PC sales to decline 11.9% in 2009

The PC industry will experience its sharpest unit decline in history, with PC shipments totaling 257 mln units in 2009, an 11.9% decline from 2008, according to Gartner. Previously, PC units experienced their worst decline in 2001 when unit shipments contracted 3.2%. Up to this point, emerging markets collectively recorded their lowest growth in 2002, 11.1%. Mature markets recorded their lowest growth in 2001, negative 7.9%. Both emerging and mature markets will handily surpass these previous lows in 2009, with emerging markets expected to post a decline of 10.4% and mature markets a decline of 13%.

Worldwide mobile PC shipments are expected to reach 155.6 mln units, a 9% increase from 2008. Desk-based PC shipments are forecast to total 101.4 mln units, a 31.9% decline from 2008. Mobile PC growth will be substantially boosted by continued growth in mini-notebook shipments; excluding mini-notebooks, other mobile PC shipments will grow just 2.7% in 2009. Worldwide mini-notebook shipments are forecast to total 21 mln units in 2009, up from 2008 shipments of 11.7 mln units. Mini-notebooks will cushion the overall PC market slowdown, but they remain too few to prevent the market’s steep decline. Mini-notebooks are forecast to represent just 8% of PC shipments in 2009.