IDC: Smart Device Shipments To Grow 14% Annually To 1.2B In 2016, But U.S. Shipments, Revenue Dropped In Q2

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http://techcrunch.com – Evidence of market saturation in the U.S. can be seen in new research from IDC that takes a look at the global connected device market. Shipments and revenues declined here, even as worldwide market share grew. The connected device market, meaning smartphones, tablets, and PCs combined, grew 27.4% year-over-year in Q2 2012, IDC says. There was also a slight bump of 2.8% growth from Q1 to Q2. However, although total revenue was at $131.5 billion worldwide – 16.3% higher than the previous year – there was a 2.7% decline in revenue quarter-over-quarter. In the U.S., the drops were si (IT news)