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2011-01-05 12:19:57

Organizers are forecasting that global gadget sales may top one trillion dollars this year as the Consumer Electronics Show opens this week. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) said on Tuesday that annual spending on mobile phones, computers, televisions and other items around the world is expected to rise 10 percent in 2011 to $964 billion. "We may very well hit the trillion mark," said Steve Koenig, director of industry analysis for CEA, organizer of the annual CES, which kicks off...

2010-01-06 15:30:00

After experiencing a rare drop in sales last year, consumer electronics makers are hoping smartphones, e-readers, small laptop computers and other devices will help turn things around in 2010. The industry saw its revenue decline by two percent in 2009 to $681 billion, after posting a 14 percent growth in 2008. However, a 2010 forecast released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ahead of this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas gave little reason for optimism that...

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