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The boom times appear over for the tablet market

30
Jan
2014

It seems like only last year when tablets were seen as a magical growth product that were destined to pick up the slack for stumbling PC sales. IDC now says, however, that the high-end tablet market is becoming as over-saturated as the high-end smartphone market and may experience slower growth than previously projected this year. Essentially, IDC found that fourth-quarter tablet shipments increased 28.2% year-over-year in 2013 from the same quarter in 2012. However, this growth was a marked decline from the blistering 87.1% year-over-year growth that IDC found between Q4 2011 and Q4 2012.  “It’s becoming increasingly clear that markets such as the U.S. are reaching high levels of consumer saturation and while emerging markets continue to show strong

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