IDC Tablet-market weaker than expected
In the first quarter of 2011 were less Tablets sold as expected, yet have the analysts IDC their forecasts for the full year increased.
In the first three months of this year sales of tablet was 7.2 million units, down 28 percent from the fourth quarter of 2010. IDC is at the back not only leads to a weaker demand, but also the economic situation and supply difficulties with manufacturers and suppliers. Therefore, the numbers of the optimistic forecasts are still – even with Apple, however, especially where the upcoming launch of the iPad iPad 2 sales of the original brakes.
According to IDC, ran at 34 percent of all sales in the first quarter Tablets Android. Specifically, the success of mobile phone manufacturers like Samsung and Motorola, but is still manageable because these konszentrierten to the sale of mobile operator, however, many consumers would shy away from signing a contract.
With many new tablets, which start in the second half, the market would tighten, however, is forecast at IDC and therefore raises full-year forecast to 53.5 million units. “We expect that the rest of the year, more runs,” said Bob O’Donnell, IDC vice president. “But we believe that manufacturers who continue to focus on distribution through mobile operators must provide serious challenges.”