HP tops Middle East desktop and mobile space

HP dominated the desktop and mobile space in the first quarter of 2005. The company pulled in an overall 14.8% combined market share, according to IDC’s Middle East figures, released today.

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By  Chris Fernando Published  June 6, 2005

HP dominated the desktop and mobile space in the first quarter of 2005. The company pulled in an overall 14.8% combined market share, according to IDC’s Middle East figures, released today. The UAE market saw HP steal the limelight by capturing a combined market share of 32.7%, with its desktop market share standing at 42.3% and 22.5% in the mobile space. HP also grabbed the top spot in other countries. In Egypt for example it bagged a combined market share of 13%, with 11.7% market share in the desktop arena and 23.6% in the mobile space. This meant 50% year-on-year growth for HP in Egypt, while it managed 33% year-on-year growth in Saudi Arabia by achieving a combined market share of 32%. “Our figures in the desktop space are testimony to the success of our PC assembly plant, launched two years ago. HP desktops with the ‘Made in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’ stamp have contributed tremendously to a number of recently won contracts in the region,” said Hazem Bazan, general manager for HP Middle East’s personal systems group. The existence of its PC assembly plant is one of the main reasons HP won a contract to assemble 100,000 PCs every year for the Saudi Arabia government’s ‘PC’s for Homes’ initiative. To keep its market share rising, HP is planning to showcase solutions such as its dual-core notebooks, entertainment PCs, small form factor PCs and new iPAQ models at Dubai’s Gitex trade show in September.

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