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IDC cuts tablet forecast to 12% growth in 2014

Thursday 29 May 2014 | 16:31 CET | News
IDC has cut its annual forecast for tablet shipments after weak sales in the first quarter. The market researcher now estimates 245.4 million tablets and two-in-one laptops to ship worldwide this year, down from the previous forecast of 260.9 million units. The new forecast represents a 12.1 percent year-over-year growth rate, notably lower than the 51.8 percent annual growth in 2013. IDC said the slower market was due to consumers holding on to their tablets, especially high-end models, longer than expected. When they do buy a new one, they often give their old model to a family

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