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East African PC shipments fall 10.8% in 2014

Wednesday 4 March 2015 | 13:12 CET | News
PC shipments to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Ethiopia totalled 657,472 units in 2014, according to preliminary figures from International Data Corporation. IDC said this is a decline of 10.8 percent from the 736,869 units recorded in 2013. The decision to end production of cheap mini-notebooks pushed the overall numbers down, says James Mutua, a research analyst at IDC East Africa.

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Categories: Internet / IT
Companies: Microsoft
Countries: Africa / Ethiopia / Kenya / Tanzania, United Republic of
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