India, China and Japan telecom markets to push Asia Pacific to lead tablet market

Telecom Lead India: Asia Pacific will become the largest
tablet owning region, ahead of North America, by 2016.

 

China, India and Japan, amounting to 76 percent of Asia
volumes, will be the big-three APAC countries.

 

Asia Pacific will represent one-quarter of the entire
global installed base for tablets by 2016.

 

Tablet installed base will grow 125 percent annually
during 2012.

 

Countries with the highest Tablet installed base at
present include the US, UK, China, Japan and France.

 

Countries with the highest household penetration include
some of the smaller or wealthier countries such as Hong Kong, Switzerland,
Luxembourg and Singapore.

 

Household penetration becomes significant in many
countries by 2016, the top 14 countries have over 50 percent penetration.

 

The installed base of tablet computers will continue to
grow at a strong pace for the coming years, surpassing 780 million in 2016.

 

Since the introduction of the iPad, the tablet market
has shown hyperbolic growth rate. Yet, many households remain tablet-less.
Price erosion in the premium and high tier segments, as well as the
availability of a number of smaller, lower cost tablets, like the Kindle Fire
and Nexus 7, will drive further sales,” said Matthew McKee, analyst at Strategy
Analytics.

 

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

 

Recently, In-Stat said three regions, North America,
Asia-Pacific, andWestern 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.   

 

Apple leads global media tablet market in first quarter

 

Apple is leading the media tablet market in the first
quarter of 2012. The devices major has nearly 65 percent of worldwide units.
Apple’s cumulative shipments in its first eight quarters of availability are 67
million.

 

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