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Tablet Sales Will Surpass PC Sales By Early 2013, Analyst Says

February 19, 2013

Global tablet sales are still well below PC shipments. But one analyst is predicting tablets will overtake PCs by the fourth quarter of this year, or the first quarter of 2013.

Tablet sales are currently about 55-60 million per quarter, while PC sales are in the low 80 million range. But according to analyst Sameer Singh, the tablet market is very similar to the modern smartphone market (Android and iOS phones, as opposed to Windows Mobile, Palm, Symbian, and BlackBerry smartphones), which allows him to compare 16 quarters of phone sales

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