Vendors shipped a total of 327.6 million units during the third quarter of 2014, an 8.7% increase from 301.3 million units in the second quarter. This marks the second consecutive quarter in which global smartphone shipments surpassed 300 million units. It's a 25.2% increase from a year ago when 261.7 million units were shipped. The growth can be attributed to new product releases and an increased emphasis on emerging markets.
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This chart from IDC shows the top five worldwide PC vendors according to units shipped for the third quarter of this year. PCs include desktops, mini notebooks and other portable PCs. They do not include handhelds or tablets without hardwired keyboards.
IDC's chart on the worldwide total disk storage systems market highlights the top 5 vendors. They are EMC, HP, IBM, Dell and NetApp. HP and IBM experienced surges in the second quarter of this year. IBM saw the largest increase in market share at 2.7%, allowing it to jump ahead of Dell and NetApp into the third spot.
Meanwhile Dell and NetApp took losses, with NetApp suffering the most with a 1.9% decrease in market share.
Market share is based on revenue.
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