Tablet sales surged 78% last year: IDC
- USA: Saturday, February 23 - 2013 at 02:19
Research firm IDC has said the global market for tablet computers surged 78.4% in 2012, with 128 million of the devices shipped, AFP has reported. Tablets made up 10.7% of the global market last year for "smart connected devices," which include smartphones, and portable and desktop PCs, the firm said. Overall, the market for these devices grew 29% to 1.2 billion, with growth in tablets and smartphones, which saw a 46% jump, offsetting declines in PC sales, according to IDC.
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