Daily Archives: October 13, 2010

Chris Nuttall

Tablets in, netbooks out is no longer a media-hyped fashion trend. Gartner and IDC have the cold, hard, third-quarter PC sales numbers to back it up.

Sales of PCs grew much less than expected worldwide, with consumers delaying purchases as they thought instead about buying a tablet, according to Gartner. 

On Monday, Microsoft launched its new smartphone operating system, Windows Phone 7, to positive reactions.

While many reviewers praised the phone’s user interface and Microsoft’s reboot of its smartphone efforts, others speculated it might be too late to catch up with Apple and Google.