All Hail the New King of Tablets

Tablets continue their march toward worldwide dominance. IDC has raised its 2013 annual tablet forecast by nearly 11% , and it now expects nearly 191 million devices will ship this year. The key driver of this phenomenal growth can be attributed to the rise of low-cost devices with screens less than 8 inches. In other words, we're talking about the sweet spot in the tablet market that belongs to Google's (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) Android. In this video, Motley Fool contributor Steve Heller discusses the details of the announcement, and which companies could be pegged as winners and losers. 

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  • Report this Comment On March 18, 2013, at 8:30 PM, Jjkiam wrote:

    Another great crystal ball projection from IDC forms the basis that Apple has now lost it's tablet business and is doomed in this area too. Only problem with this scenario is reality. Who sees all these other competitors tablets? I certainly don't and I'm looking for them. The only other tablet I see is the kindle and that is still few and far between. I see IPads in restaurants doctors offices EVERY business person I see with a tablet has an IPad. All the kids in schools that are adopting tablets are getting IPads. So please explain where all these other tablets are being used. My experience also comforms to another piece of statistical information which is Internet usage that shows overwhelming %'s of IPad usage vs it's competitors

  • Report this Comment On March 18, 2013, at 9:09 PM, nealdoughty wrote:

    Motley Fool will take either side of any stock in order to sell their premium research reports.

  • Report this Comment On March 19, 2013, at 10:45 AM, TMFTopDown wrote:

    @Jjkiam --

    If we take what’s happened between Apple and Android in smartphone industry and apply it to tablets, it starts with Android’s market share first surpassing Apple, and ends with a shift in usage share away from Apple.

    Android's smartphone usage share has (finally) surpassed Apple's usage share:


    --Steve Heller (TMFTopDown)

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