China probably overtook the United States as the largest personal-computer market last quarter, after three decades of American dominance in an industry pioneered by Apple and IBM Corp.
Personal-computer shipments in China rose 14 percent to 18.5 million units during the second quarter, the first time they surpassed the number in the United States, where they fell 4.8 percent to 17.7 million, Bryan Ma, an analyst at research firm IDC, said Tuesday. On a full-year basis, China will probably pass the United States in 2012, he said.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
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