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More Americans upgrading smartphones, tablets

Posted at: 11/30/2012 6:43 AM

It appears Americans are more interested in upgrading their smartphones and tablets rather than their personal computers.
 
Research firm NPD Group says sales of personal computers in the United States did not get a boost from the launch of Microsoft’s Windows 8.
 
Windows 8 launched three weeks ago, but sales of windows PCs and tablet computers fell 21-percent compared to a year ago.

NPD says there's no sign Windows 8 made things worse for PC makers, but rather that weak sales are a continuation of a trend seen throughout the year.