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App Internet and Mobile Devices to Drive Massive Technology Demands in 2012

Dec 20, 2011, 03:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Leo King)

"In spite of frequent gloomy predictions by financial analysts for the world economy, IDC said there would be a 6.9 percent growth in IT spending in 2012, 'turbo-charged' by mobile devices. But analysts warned of the Thailand floods' continued severe impact on the PC supply chain, and they said some production could shift to the Americas.

"The battle to lead the IT marketplace will 'start to be won and lost' next year, with Amazon's Kindle Fire taking 20 percent of media tablets, and growing Android momentum taking on the mobile OS field.

"It would be a 'make or break' year for Microsoft, RIM and HP in mobile devices, with the vendors respectively depending upon the success of Windows 8, BBX and tablets, IDC said."

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