IFA: Emerging Countries Provide Growth
North America still leads the world in tablet sales with 45 million units expected to move off the shelves this year, up from 35 million in 2011. About 27 million are expected to sell in Western Europe, up from 12 million; and 6 million in Eastern Europe, up from 1 million last year.
Tablets, of course, have fueled strong accessory sales worldwide, Boyny said. About 67 million docking stations/mini speakers, for example, shipped worldwide in 2011, a 14% increase from 2010.