Tablet sales grow Worldwide

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Tablet sales have seen a significant growth since the second quarter of this year, as market shares of tablets around the world grew 11% to 49.3 million units. All sold in just the second quarter of 2014.

Though there has been significant increase in sales this year, the tablet market saw a sequential drop of 1.5% in the first three months of the year. Research analyst at IDC, Jean Phillipe Bouchard, attributed some of the causes of slow tablet sales to the ever growing size of smartphone screens and the fact that many tablet owners tend to upgrade their tablets only after a long period of time.

Apple still leads the way in tablet sales, with 13.3 million iPads in the second quarter, struggling to finish behind is Samsung. Coming from behind to over take Asus is Lenovo who finished third with 2.4 million in sale and 4.9% in global tablet market. Asus and Acer finished fourth and fifth with 4.6% and 2% respectively.

The researchers at IDC also noted that many PC and phone manufacturing companies have turned to manufacturing tablets and have also been gaining in the tablet market.Tecno and Infinix I know will also be gaining in this increase in tablet sales especially in Nigeria.

Souce: DigiTimes

5 comments

  1. Today, while I was at work, my sister stole my apple ipad and tested to see
    if it can survive a 25 foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now destroyed
    and she has 83 views. I know this is totally off topic but I had to share it with
    someone!

  2. WE keep talking of digital convergence.

    Using a tablet for calls, email, sms would be tough, primarily because of the comparative (to tablets) weight and size.

    FOR me, the moment I went the Phablet Way (6 inches), my tablets started gathering dust.

    LITERALLY.

    WHILE there are situations when a tablet does the job better (reading a predominantly graphical e_magazine, for instance), ninety something percent of the time, a phablet does the work a well as Tab.

    WITH the ability to connect a tablet wirelessly (or with cables) to bigger screened devices, and with smarrTVs getting affordable, do we still need tablets?

    Some of the time yes, but not as much as we would need those hybrids (smartphone_tablets).

    Logically, then, phablets would sell far much more than tablets.

    This is why I am taking this report with a large pinch out salt.

    NEVERTHELESS, aiming the report is correct, there could be a reason for the momentary surge in tablet sales, but it is likely to be just that, momentary.

    BIG screened devices are, and will continue to be, the rave of the mobile scene..

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