Tablet shipments to fall 30% in Q1
Ryan Martin / 2 years ago
Shipments of tablet PCs are due to go down by 30% in Q1 of this year, according to market research carried out by DigiTimes. The various vendors of tablets will ship 14.97 million tablet PCs in the first quarter of 2012,which is a 30.6% drop on last quarter but rising 77.6% over the year-on-year figures. This figure can be broken down to 11 million iPad 2 and iPad 3 units, and some 3.97 tablets comprising of various other models than iPads. Shipments of these non-iPad tablets will decrease by 50.8% on quarter and include 1.5 million Kindle Fires and 300,000 Nook Tablets, DigiTimes Research said.
Of all the tablets shipped in Q1 2012, 26.3% will run Android, and 13.3% will be running Texas Intruments’ processors, the research said. Taiwan-based ODMs alone will comprise a huge 90.25% of all tablet shipments in Q1, of which Foxconn will account for 83%, followed by Quanta Computer with 9.6%, DigiTimes Research indicated.