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IDC says tablet market is slowing

0. phoneArena posted on 29 Jan 2014, 23:10

According to researcher IDC, 76.9 million tablets were shipped worldwide during the fourth quarter. Sequentially, the growth amounted to 62.4% from the third quarter number, and 28.2% year-over-year. That figure is down sharply from the year-over-year growth rate of 87.1% that took place in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with the same period in 2011...

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posted on 29 Jan 2014, 23:46

1. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

OMG Apple market share down by more than 4%
Few more quarters and it will be in the low 20's

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 00:01

3. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

However apple has the lead in profits

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 01:32 1

4. Finalflash (Posts: 3493; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

They'll always have the highest profits, as the saying goes "a fool and his money are soon parted", and they specifically target individuals of that type.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 00:00

2. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

A tablet is not the primary device for many people - in fact, many people with a smartphone find having a tablet to be redundant - soooo, it is up to the marketing machinations of these companies to come up with a plan that will entice people to purchase an additional device - to give them a reason to buy more than just a smartphone.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 03:09

5. mottykels (Posts: 387; Member since: 15 May 2013)

Maybe because of phablet

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