Tablet sales set to fall 8% to 212 mln in 2015 - IDC

Thursday 27 August 2015 | 08:59 CET | News
IDC has revised down its forecast for worldwide tablet and 2-in-1 device shipments this year, predicting a "notable slowdown" to total sales of 212 million, an 8.0 percent year-on-year decline and far lower than its previous forecast of a 3.8 percent fall. Although the vast majority of tablets expected to ship this year will be "pure slate tablets", IDC said the 2-in-1 hybrid tablet/laptop category should grow 86.5 percent year-on-year in 2015, shipping some 14.7 million units. In fact, the report predicts that the 2-in-1 category, including 10-inch+ tablets, will increase its market share

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