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Phablets cut into tablet sales: IDC

| 05/29/2014 3:08 pm EDT

International Data Corp. said Thursday that it has cut its forecast for global tablet shipments this year, in part because of the growing popularity of so-called phablets, or smartphones with extra-large screens. The research company said in a press release that tablet shipments, including two-in-one hybrids that include some of the features of a laptop, will amount to 245.4 million this year, down from its previous forecast of 260.9 million.  The new forecast would mark growth of 12.1 per cent over 2013, well short of the 51.8 per cent growth seen last year. IDC said demand was lower...

Global tablet market slower than expected: IDC

telecom | 05/02/2014 5:19 pm EDT

Preliminary data shows the worldwide tablet market saw lower-than-expected annual growth in the first quarter, according to a release from research firm International Data Corp. Total shipments, including laptop-tablet hybrids, were 50.4 million units in the first quarter of the year, IDC said in a press release. That’s a decline of 35.7 per cent from fourth quarter of 2013 and a gain of 3.9 per cent over the same period a year before. A previous release from IDC predicted market growth for tablets this year would be 19.4 per cent, down from annual growth of 51.6 per cent in 2013....

Tablet market growth continues to slow: IDC

telecom | 03/06/2014 7:42 pm EST

Growth in worldwide tablets sales will continue to slow this year, International Data Corp. said in a press release Thursday. The provider of technology advisory services said it expects 19.4 per cent growth in tablet sales...