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By the end of 2017, IDC predicts that tablet and smartphone sales will have huge growth potential in the emerging markets. During this time, tablet unit shipments are expected to increase by a factor of three with a shipment value of $125 billion while smartphone unit shipments are expected to double and reach a shipment value of $462 billion. Portable PCs, on the other hand, will show a moderate single-digit growth while desktop PCs are expected to consistently decline year over year with almost no growth in 2017.
"In emerging markets, consumer spending typically starts with mobile phones and, in many cases, moves to tablets before PCs," said Megha Saini, research analyst for IDC's Worldwide Smart Connected Device Tracker. "The pressure on the PC market is significantly increasing and we can see longer replacement cycles coming into effect very soon, and that, too, will put downward pressure on PC sales."
Posted: 2013-05-08 @ 12:42pm PT
It is obvious that tablets will be dead in 5 years. Whey will you need one if a phone has all the processing power you need? The larger screen is just a periheral. Steve Jobs was a visionary, bu unfortunately for Apple, Tim Cook is a clown.
Posted: 2013-05-03 @ 8:17am PT
Thats why Steve jobs was successful and innovator he saw something and he created...thorsten is a clown , a fraud ... Blackberry could of been where apple is now, but the lack of leadership and innovation was the demise of RIM or should I call it RIP