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Global device shipments to fall 14% this year, with slower-than-expected uptake of 5G phones - study

Tuesday 26 May 2020 | 11:04 CET | News
The number of devices shipped this year will fall by 13.6 percent from the year before to 1.9 billion units, according to the latest study from Gartner, looking at PCs, tablets and mobile phones. The research bureau attributes the decline to the covid-19 pandemic but said the forecasted decline could have been much worse, as businesses and schools increased spending on notebooks, chromebooks and tablets during lockdown.

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