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Tablet market to sink below 140 million in unit shipments in 2021, says ABI Research

Tablet market to sink below 140 million in unit shipments in 2021, says ABI Research Press release; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 30 March 2016] Tablet shipment volumes are tumbling, with ABI Research attributing the general decline over the past two years to two culprits. Demand for branded tablets in advanced market economies is decreasing due to saturation, slow replacement cycles, greater influence of business purchases, and substitution. China and other Asian markets are also seeing decreased demand for white-box tablets due to shifts to branded tablets, as well as reliance on smartphones and phablets. While the total tablet volume in 2015 was more than 207 million, ABI Research expects this to sink below 140 million global shipments in 2021. "China is evolving, moving away from white box products to support local and global brand manufacturers," said Jeff Orr, re...

Full article: http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20160330PR200.html

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