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35 million tablets shipped in second quarter

by on17 May 2017


13.7 percent less than last year


The death of the "game changing" keyboardless netbook continues as Digitimes Research predicts that only 35 million tablets will be shipped globally during the second quarter of 2017.

This is a 5.7 percent fall compared to last quarter and 13.7 percent on the year.

Apple, which is responsible for the technology fad, will sell only a quarter of the world’s tablets. Tablets launched or to be launched by other international vendors for 47.3 percent and white-box units for 27.3 percent.

Following Apple is Samsung with 15.1 percent, Amazon with 7.4 percent , Huawei Technologies with 6.6 percent, Lenovo with 6.6 percent, Asustek Computer with 3.3 percent, TCL with 1.7 percent, Microsoft with 1.5 percent and Acer with 1.3 percent.

Taiwan-based ODMs and OEMs will together ship 11.5 million tablets in the quarter, slipping 3.4 percent on the quarter and 16.1 percent on the year.

The real winner from tablet sales is Foxconn Electronics which makes 73.1 percent of all tablets while Compal makes 11.4 percent.

Last modified on 17 May 2017
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