Tablet Shipments Seen More Than Doubling
Shipments of tablet PCs are expected to increase nearly 200 percent this year over last, according to numbers released Monday by research firm DisplaySearch.
The firm predicted that shipments of tablets will reach 55.7 million units in 2011 and will rise to 172.4 million units by 2014.
“The upcoming product announcements, introductions and demonstrations in the coming weeks will build on the tremendous momentum that the market has already seen and will lead to segmentation in the tablet (slate) PC market,” Richard Shim, mobile computing analyst for DisplaySearch, said as part of the announcement. “This segmentation translates to significant shipment growth and proliferation in the short and long term.”