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Tablets, Smartphones Spell Trouble for PCs

VOA News
April 11, 2013

New market research has many technology experts thinking the era of the 
computer (PC) is coming to an end  as consumers worldwide begin to embrace
tablet computers and smartphones.

According to the market research firm, International Data Corporation (IDC),
global shipments of PCs during the first quarter of 2012 was off nearly 14
percent from a year ago, nearly double the forecast decline. It marked 
the worst
quarter for personal computers since IDC began tracking the PC market in 

IDC put much of the blame on the sluggish PC sales on the Windows 8 
system software, which Microsoft had hoped would merge some functionality of
tablets with PCs.

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