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Phone, tablet and PC sales to inch up 0.9% to 2.28 bln in 2018

Wednesday 11 July 2018 | 11:32 CET | News
The worldwide shipment of devices, namely PCs, tablets and mobile phones, will return to growth this year following a decline of 3 percent in 2017, according to a report from Gartner. However, increasing personal computer prices are set to limit the growth to a 0.9 percent rise, with a total of 2.28 billion units shipped in 2018 compared to 2.26 billion last year. An under-supply of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) due to the lack of new wafer capacity will lead to higher PC prices and a 1.2 percent decline in PC and tablet sales to 262 million this year, said the report.

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