IDC: Detachable Tablets Set To Grow From 8% of the Tablet Market in 2015 to 30% in 2020

PRAGUE / FRAMINGHAM, Mass., March 11, 2016 – Worldwide tablet shipments will drop to 195 million units in 2016, down -5.9% from 2015, according to a new International Data Corporation (IDC)Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker  forecast. Looking beyond 2016, IDC expects the overall market to return to positive growth, albeit single digit, driven by growing demand for detachable devices. This somewhat hybrid category that brings together slate tablets and PCs is expected to grow from 16.6 million shipments in 2015 to 63.8 million in 2020. (TZ)

“Beyond the growing demand for detachable devices, we’re also witnessing an increase in competition within this segment that will help drive design, innovation, and a decline in average prices,” said Jean Philippe Bouchard, Research Director, Tablets . “At the latest Mobile World Congress, we saw new entrants, like Alcatel and Huawei, coming from the mobile space and expanding their portfolio to address the demand for detachables. Everyone in the industry recognizes that traditional personal computers like desktops and notebooks will potentially be replaced by detachables in the coming years and this is why we will see a lot of new products being introduced this year.”

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