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Tablet shipments to be down 8.1% this year: IDC

Media | 12/01/2015 5:22 pm EST

Global tablet shipments will be down 8.1 per cent for 2015 overall, though tablets with detachable keyboards are expected to see strong growth for this year and in 2016, according to International Data Corp. The technology research company said in a press release Tuesday that tablet shipments will total 211.3 million this year. IDC research director Jean Philippe Bouchard said in the release: "We're witnessing a real market transition as end users shift their demand towards detachables and more broadly towards a productivity-based value proposition." Bouchard said detachable...

Tablet market to shrink this year: IDC

Media | 05/28/2015 3:04 pm EDT

International Data Corp. said Thursday that worldwide shipments of tablets and 2-in-1 devices will decline in 2015. It said in a press release that there will be an annual decline of 3.8 per cent from last year for 221.8 million units in 2015. That marks a downgrade from its previous forecast for 2.1 per cent growth. IDC said cellular-capable tablets and hybrids, on the other hand, are seeing growth. They are predicted to have average annual shipment growth of 5.6 per cent over the next five years, compared to WiFi-only devices that are expected to see average declines of 0.4 per cent over...

Tablet market continues shipment decline: IDC

telecom | 04/30/2015 2:41 pm EDT

The global tablet market saw its second straight year-over-year decline in shipments in the first quarter of 2015, International Data Corp. said Thursday. The technology research company said in a press release that companies...

Tablet’s social impact remains despite sales slowdown: expert

Media | 02/02/2015 9:04 pm EST

New data shows that tablet shipments declined year-over-year in last year's fourth quarter — for the first time in the category’s short market history — though a Canadian trends observer says the cultural impact of tablets isn't going away any time soon. International Data Corp. said in a press...

Tablet market forecast downgraded

telecom | 08/29/2014 4:57 pm EDT

International Data Corp. has lowered its growth projections for tablets and tablet-laptop hybrids. The research company said in a press release Friday that it has lowered its worldwide forecast for 2014 to 233.1 million...