Worldwide Tablet Shipments To Reach 227 Million in 2013
However, IDC reports that figure is slightly down from a previous forecast of 229 million.
IDC said competition from larger smartphones and the prospect of new categories such as wearable devices are diverting consumer spending from tablets this year. However, the 227 million figure still represents a 57.7% increase above 2012 shipments. Despite the slight reduction for this year, the firm said the tablet market will continue to grow at a rapid pace and by 2017 IDC said it expects worldwide shipments to be nearly 407 million units. The company also adjusted its regional outlook, with maturing markets such as the U.S. now expected to cede share more rapidly to emerging markets such as Asia/Pacific. Read full story on Bank Systems & Technology
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