Tablet sales expected to hit 500 million per year by 2015
0. phoneArena 20 Feb 2012, 13:26 posted on
According to market research, tablet manufacturers will end up selling 500 million slates a year by the end of 2015...
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1. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)
that is a crazy number. but far as google leverage of moto to lower prices idk about that. unless they mean that google would produce it own tablets both high and low en at a lower price point. which would cause others like htc and sammy to lower there price point. the plan for apple is probably correct unless they make a budget tablet or 7" one
3. downphoenix (Posts: 2744; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Ipad nano, calling it. Probably 5-6" touchscreen, probably in $300 price range with last gen specs.
4. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
i think toy tablets like ipads and mid/lower end androids will start feeling a lot of downpressure. Partially because of the continual onslaught of new tablets by android manufacturers, but also (and probably a bigger reason) is that new tablet OS's like Windows8 are actually bringing full PC (close enough) fuctionality to tablet form, while keeping the finger friendliness and smoothness that touch device addicts want.
Soon you will have PC style tablets running the high end, pushing down the current expensive "toy" tablets like the ipad and Tab, and making the current cheap tablets like the fire even cheaper.
If apple and android want to stay on the "high end" of things ,then they will need to have more functionality. iPads are going to need to get more OSX features and android is going to need more Chrome features, or there will be even less reasons than there are now to justify their inflated high price tags.
5. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
agreed, 500 mil is a lot, especially at their current price/function ratio.