Tablet sales slow as PCs find their footing: Market tracker IDC
Published on Aug 30, 2014 5:02 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Tablets won't eclipse personal computers as fast as once thought, according to studies by market tracker International Data Corporation (IDC).
IDC on Friday cut its forecast for shipments of tablets and "two-in-one" devices combining tablet and laptop features to 233.1 million, saying growth would be about half of what was originally predicted.
"When we look at the global picture, it would be easy to say that the tablet market is slowing down," said IDC research director for tablets Jean Philippe Bouchard.
"But, when we start digging into the regional dynamics, we realise that there is still a good appetite for this product category."
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