Tablets Will Continue to Be Adopted for Both Business and Personal Use
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - February 12, 2015) - Tablets have become a significant computing device for many consumers. The popularity of tablets hinges upon their versatility, connectivity and comparably low price. In addition to personal use, tablets are being used in many sectors including education, health care, financial services and transportation.
The tablet market has matured and during 2014 growth in tablet sales was significantly lower than in the previous three years. These slowing sales are primarily due to the fact that consumers seem to be replacing and upgrading their tablets less frequently than their smartphones. iGR expects expansion of tablet sales during the forecast period, but at a slower pace than in the early years of this market.
"Many factors will drive the continued sales of tablets globally," said Iain Gillott, president and founder of iGR, a market research consultancy focused on the wireless and mobile industry. "First and foremost is consumers' reliance on the versatility and connectivity of tablets for their personal use. Secondly is the expanding use of tablets for business applications."
iGR's new market research report, Global Tablet Sales Forecast, 2014-2019: Slowing Growth, previews the expected worldwide sales of tablets for 2014 to 2019. Sales are forecasted by mobile operating systems, form factors (7-inch vs. 10-inch) and connectivity options (embedded WWAN vs. WiFi-only). The sales numbers are forecasted globally, as well as for each of the following six regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Japan. This market study also overviews some of the major tablet OEMs, as well as the trends driving this growing market.
The following key questions are addressed in the new research study:
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iGR is a market strategy consultancy focused on the wireless and mobile communications industry. Founded by Iain Gillott, one of the wireless industry's leading analysts, in late 2000 as iGillottResearch, iGR is now entering its fifteenth year of operation. iGR continuously researches emerging and existent technologies, technology industries, and consumer markets. We use our detailed research to offer a range of services to help companies improve their position in the marketplace, clearly define their future direction, and ultimately improve their bottom line.
iGR researches a range of wireless and mobile products and technologies, including: smartphones; tablets; mobile wearable devices; connected cars; mobile applications; bandwidth demand and use; small cell and het-net architectures; mobile EPC and RAN virtualization; DAS; LTE; VoLTE; IMS; NFC; GSM/GPRS/UMTS/HSPA; CDMA 1x/EV-DO; iDEN; SIP; macro-, pico- and femtocells; mobile backhaul; WiFi and WiFi offload; and SIM and UICC.
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