System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at DotNetNuke.Framework.DefaultPage.OnLoad(EventArgs e) in e:\websites\\public_html\Default.aspx.cs:line 791 In-Stat forecasts tablet shipments to approach 250 million in 2017 | TvTechnology

In-Stat forecasts tablet shipments to approach 250 million in 2017

September 6, 2011

The popularity of tablets will push shipments toward 250 million units in 2017, according to a new forecast from market research firm In-Stat.

According to In-Stat chief technology strategist Jim McGregor, greater product differentiation as well as competitive device and service pricing are pushing tablets into the mainstream and enterprise markets.

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“Tablets are joining an array of smart-connected devices that allow users almost unlimited access to content and communications,” he said.

Recent In-Stat research reveals:

• In the consumer segment, tablets are competing against all consumer electronics and computing devices, not just PCs.
• The 9in to 11in form factor is forecasted to be the dominant tablet form factor, with 56 percent of the market in 2017.
• iOS and Android are forecast to maintain more than 90 percent of the market share with Windows as a distant third.
• Wireless operator business models could have a tremendous impact on future tablet demand.

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