Newsletters
News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Click for more information, or
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
GET RECOGNIZED.
Let an ISACA® certification
elevate your career.

Register today and save
Computing
Tame your scariest paperwork. Find Out How
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
Consumer Focus To Be on Small Tablets for Holidays
Consumer Focus To Be on Small Tablets for Holidays

By Seth Fitzgerald
October 21, 2013 10:42AM

    Bookmark and Share
Perhaps the most notable Gartner statistic is how quickly the tablet market has grown. The market is projected to become more than twice as large as it was in 2012 by the time 2014 comes around. That sort of growth exceeds what may simply be called a "trend" and instead, shows that the consumer electronic marketplace may soon be dominated by portable devices.
 



Since Apple came out with the iPad, the tablet market has grown exponentially, and based on recent studies, it may well become just as important as the desktop and smartphone markets. No matter what, the growth of the tablet market, even with new competitors such as ultraslim convertible laptops, will rival traditional computing methods.

Industry research firm Gartner has come out with an updated forecast predicting that the tablet market will grow by 53.4 percent this year, contrasted by an 8.4 percent decline in PC shipments for 2013. If this tells us anything, it is that traditional computers are going to have a hard time when it comes to competing against tablet computers.

Tablets Up While PCs Are Down

"While consumers will be bombarded with ads for the new ultramobile devices, we expect their attention to be grabbed but not necessarily their money," said Carolina Milanesi, research vice president at Gartner. "Continuing on the trend we saw last year, we expect this holiday season to be all about smaller tablets as even the long-term holiday favorite -- the smartphone -- loses its appeal."

Gartner is not the only research firm to suggest that tablets will be among the most popular types of devices sold during this holiday season. With so many manufacturers coming out with tablets, it makes sense that the market is receiving more attention (and sales) than the desktop or smartphone markets.

Innovations in the PC industry will allow it to put up a fight against tablets but convertible and ultraslim computers have failed to take off, especially in the United States.

Even with PC sales declining at a significant rate, tablets have become so popular that the smartphone, tablet, and PC market will attain $2.32 billion in 2013, a 4.5 percent increase over last year.

Perhaps the most notable statistic is how quickly the tablet market has grown. The market is projected to become more than twice as large as it was in 2012 by the time 2014 comes around. That sort of growth exceeds what may simply be called a "trend" and instead, shows that the consumer electronic marketplace may soon be dominated by portable devices.

New Leaders

Although Microsoft and Intel (who used to dominate the consumer electronics industry) are still up and running, emerging markets are being taken over by new leaders. Among these leaders are Apple, Google, and ARM, all of which have focused heavily on the tablet market, and that focus seems to be paying off.

By choosing to not adjust itself to the changes in the market, Microsoft has experienced numerous financial issues. Without a doubt, its overall failure with the Surface tablets is the most upfront example of Microsoft's inability to maintain its place as a market leader, especially when it comes to tablets.

With the old powerhouses losing their control, Apple, Google, and ARM have taken over in a fierce battle to control the tablet market.

Apple, Nokia, and Microsoft will all be revealing their new tablets tomorrow but the public seems to only care about Apple's. First of all, this is partly due to the fact that Nokia and Microsoft are practically the same company, but more important, people care about iPads and Android tablets, not the sub-par alternatives offered up by Microsoft.
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service. Its award-winning CRM solution helps 82,400 customers worldwide manage and share business information over the Internet. Experience CRM success. Click here for a FREE 30-day trial.


 Computing
1.   Microsoft Buys Recovery Service InMage
2.   US Orders a New Cray for Nuclear Arms
3.   Amazon Introduces Zocalo
4.   Microsoft Takes CRM to Gov't Cloud
5.   'Reinvent Productivity,' Nadella Urges


advertisement
Review: Microsoft's Surface Pro 3
Is it a tablet and laptop replacement?
Average Rating:
Amazon Introduces Zocalo
Online storage, sharing service for biz.
Average Rating:
Microsoft Takes CRM to Gov't Cloud
With Dynamics CRM in early 2015.
Average Rating:
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Report: Chinese Hackers Hit U.S. Personnel Networks
Hackers from China broke into the computer networks of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees.
 
Charges: Russian Stole Data from U.S. Restaurants, Zoo
A Russian man arrested on bank fraud and other charges hacked into computers at restaurants in Washington, hundreds of other retail businesses, and even the Phoenix Zoo, authorities say.
 
Another Month, Another IE-Focused Patch Tuesday
Microsoft rolled out 59 vulnerabilities for Internet Explorer in June. But the IE-patching party is not over yet. Redmond published six new security bulletins on Tuesday; two, critical; three, important.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | Small Business | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters | XML/RSS Feed

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.