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Middle East, Africa tablet market surges: IDC

telecom | 06/02/2014 2:28 pm EDT

The Middle East and Africa saw record growth in their tablet market in the first quarter of this year, despite a general slowdown in this industry's expansion globally, International Data Corp. said in a report released Sunday. IDC said in a press release that four million tablets were shipped in that region in the first three months of this year, a gain of 77.3 per cent from a year earlier. "Most other regions around the world experienced a year-on-year slowdown in growth during Q1 2014, or even an overall decline," IDC research director Adriana Rangel said in the release....