Microsoft’s Ballmer: Win7 device shipments will reach 350 million this year
Beijing time on May 22, according to foreign media reports, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (Steve Ballmer) said on Tuesday that Microsoft is expected to carry Windows 7 operating system in the world this year of total device shipments will reach 350 million units. Microsoft is currently preparing to launch next-generation operating system, to challenge Apple in the Tablet market domination.
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Ballmer today in Korea in Seoul to attend a forum in the capital said that “Windows is still the world’s most popular single system. “But he did not provide any comparative data. Enterprise users promoting demand for software such as Windows 7, Microsoft announced last month that hyper-markets expected third-quarter earnings. Microsoft is currently in development on a touch screen device running Windows 8 operating system, to help the company regain the consumer and reduce the rule of Apple in the Tablet market advantage.
Sources in March this year has revealed that Microsoft will be completed in the summer of Windows 8 operating system development, and will begin selling the operating system around October of this year. Market research firm IDC is also expected in March, with the release of Windows 8 operating system, as well as the market demand for ultrabook laptop, will drive growth in PC sales in the second half of the year started. IDC expects this year, total worldwide PC shipments to grow 5%, 1.8% higher than the previous year’s growth.
A market research company Gartner expects total global Tablet shipments this year will exceed $ 103 million by 2015 will increase to 326.3 million units. Gartner expects this year, Apple will take global Tablet market two-thirds market share. By 2015, Apple’s share will fall to 46%; at the same time, carry a Microsoft operating system product market share will rise to 11%.