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PC sales see modest drop amid Windows XP replacements

Global personal computer sales saw a modest dip in the first quarter of 2014, as the pace of decline was eased by replacements of older PCs using Windows XP. Figures released Wednesday by Gartner showed global sales down 1.7 percent year-over-year at 76.6 million units in the first quarter of 2014. A separate survey by IDC showed a 4.4 percent drop to 73.4 million.

PC sales see modest drop amid Windows XP replacements

Global personal computer sales saw a modest dip in the first quarter of 2014, as the pace of decline was eased by replacements of older PCs using Windows XP. Figures released Wednesday by Gartner showed global sales down 1.7 percent year-over-year at 76.6 million units in the first quarter of 2014. A separate survey by IDC showed a 4.4 percent drop to 73.4 million.

In smartphone mass-market, Samsung, Apple have margins on their minds

By Miyoung Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - As the smartphone action shifts to the mass market, leaders Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc are under pressure to make their high-end phones more affordable to revive sales. And that may spell trouble for already-softening margins.

Federal judge overseeing smartphone patents case can't get observers to turn their phones off

SAN JOSE, Calif. - So far one of the biggest problems for a federal judge overseeing a patent battle between the world's largest smartphone makers isn't about stolen ideas. It's getting the roomful of smartphone devotees to turn off their devices. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has become increasingly frustrated during the first few days of the trial pitting Apple against Samsung because the many personal Wi-Fi signals interfere with a network the judge relies on for a real-time transcript of the proceedings.

S. Korea's smartphone sales promising from global boom: analysts

By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, April 9 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's tech players will be able to boost their smartphone sales this year as they concentrate more on moderately priced models while global demand is likely to grow to a new high, local analysts said Wednesday. "Samsung Electronics Co. is expected to sell 370 million units around the world in 2014," said Lee Seung-woo, an analyst at IBK Investment

Samsung puts Q1 operating profit at 8.4 tln won

By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest technology firm by revenue, estimated Tuesday its 2014 first-quarter operating profit at 8.4 trillion won (US$7.9 billion). The preliminary estimate represents a 4.3 percent fall from the operating profit of 8.78 trillion won a year earlier, the company said in a regulatory filing. The figure, however, marks a 1.08 percent increase from the operating profit of 8.31 trillion won posted over the September-December period of 2013.

Samsung forecasts profit drop for second straight quarter

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday posted estimated first quarter operating profits of 8.4 trillion won ($7.96 billion), marking a second straight year-on-year decline as global smartphone sales slow. The estimate was in line with market expectations of operating profits between 8.14 trillion won and 8.63 trillion won for the January-March period at the world's largest mobile phone maker.

Samsung's profit falls as smartphones get cheaper, competition heats up in emerging markets

SEOUL, South Korea - Declining smartphone prices hit profit at Samsung Electronics Co. for a second straight quarter. The consumer technology heavyweight said Tuesday that it expects operating income of about 8.4 trillion won ($8 billion) for the January-March quarter, down 4 per cent from a year earlier. Sales were flat at 53 trillion won. Samsung, the world's largest maker of smartphones, televisions and memory chips, will release full quarterly results later this month.

Samsung forecasts profit drop for second straight quarter

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday posted estimated first quarter operating profits of 8.4 trillion won ($7.96 billion), marking a second straight year-on-year decline as growth in global smartphone sales slows. The estimate was in line with market expectations, with analysts having forecast profits for the world's largest mobile phone maker of somewhere between 8.14 and 8.63 trillion won for the January-March period.

Samsung Q1 operating profit estimated at 8.4 trillion won

Samsung Electronics said Tuesday its estimated first quarter operating profit was 8.4 trillion won (7.96 billion dollars), meeting market expectations. Analysts had forecast the world's largest mobile phone maker's operating profit for the January-March period would be somewhere between 8.14 and 8.63 trillion won. The figure was down 4.3 percent from 8.78 trillion won for the first quarter of 2013. But compared with the September-December period of 2013, it marked a 1.08 percent increase.
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