North America, Asia-Pacific, and Western Europe to Account for 91 Percent of Tablet

Three regions, North America, Asia-Pacific, and Western Europe will be responsible for 91 percent of all tablet unit shipments in 2015.

There is obviously strong potential for tablets, as there has been with other mobile electronic devices. One key difference, however, is that the commercial market also represents a potential revenue opportunity for tablet OEMs,” said Stephanie Ethier, senior analyst at In-Stat.

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,”  Ethier added.

At over 129 billion units, portable media players (PMPs) 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, according to In-Stat.

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