Although everyone and their mama are all about tablets these days, this phenomenon is not as global as one would think. According to In-Stat, only three regions — North America, Asia/Pacific and Western Europe — will be responsible for 91% of all tablet unit shipments in 2015!
However, this is not to say there is not future for tablet makers, quite the contrary. It is important to realize that usage models and user requirements will differ in the commercial market, but as the overall tablet market becomes more defined, the opportunities for tablets within business markets will become more apparent.
Some other In-Stat’s findings include:
- At over 129 billion units, portable media players represented the largest number of portable device units shipped in 2010.
- The e-reader market will remain primarily a North American market, with 58% of e-reader units shipped into North America in 2015.
- Personal navigation device (PND) shipments will peak in 2012 and then decline steadily over the remaining forecast period.
- Handheld game console shipments will grow approximately 20% over the next year as a result of the Nintendo 3DS launch.
As usual, you can get more information from In-Stat’s website.