IDC: Tablet shipments decline for the first time since 2010

  1. Last quarter saw year-on-year tablet shipments decline for the first time since 2010, according to the latest report from IDC. Total shipments for tablets as well as 2-in-1 devices stood at 76.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, down 3.2 percent...

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,498   +673

    Not that big a surprise since so many of these are restrictive on adding or moving information from the tablet to some other device. Also, with non-standard applications or "required" subscription services, it gets old fast and most will see this as just soaking the user for money. If they were more upgrade able, functioned more like a notebook they would be great. Also, this business of having constant upgrades every year is self defeating. Most people simply are not willing to shell out the $$ every year to be up to date and industry as a whole has forgotten these lessons from the early 80's and 90's.
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  3. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Maniac Posts: 520   +139

    OR.... most already have one...

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