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Gartner: Tablet and mobile phone shipments to reach 2 billion this year

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Jun 2013 19:50

Gartner: Tablet and mobile phone shipments to reach 2 billion this year Research firm Gartner has said today it expects combined PC, tablet and mobile phone shipments to reach 2.35 billion in 2013, a solid 5.9 percent increase from 2012 despite falling PC sales.
Tablet shipments are expected to jump 67.9 percent year-over-year, making up for a steep 10.6 percent decline in traditional PC shipments.

Traditional PCs (desktops and notebooks) will total 305 million units in 2013, with ultrabooks buoying that figure somewhat.

Tablet shipments will reach 202 million units, and mobile phones will grow to 1.8 billion units, a small 4.3 percent jump year-over-year.

"Consumers want anytime-anywhere computing that allows them to consume and create content with ease, but also share and access that content from a different portfolio of products. Mobility is paramount in both mature and emerging markets," added Carolina Milanesi, research vice president at Gartner.

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