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  • IDC: The Switch to Detachable Tablets Continues to Accelerate

    Consumers still have a hankering for mobility with their computing tech, but changing preferences are now easily observable across the industry.

    That's according to a new report from IDC.

    This week, researchers at IDC revealed that worldwide tablet shipments will reach 211.3 million units in 2015. All told, that's down -8.1% from 2014.

    If you're keeping score at home, yes it is more of the same news for the tablet business. "The new forecast follows three consecutive quarters of declining worldwide tablet shipments in 2015," IDC says.

    Nonetheless, not all growth opportunities are out of question. IDC now expects "detachable tablets" to continue to represent a growing portion of total shipments.

    "We're witnessing a real market transition as end users shift their demand towards detachables and more broadly towards a productivity-based value proposition," said Jean Philippe Bouchard , Research Director of Tablets at IDC. "The proliferation of detachable offerings from hardware vendors continues to help drive this switch. We're starting to see the impact of competition within this space as the major platform vendors Apple, Google and Microsoft now have physical product offerings. With attractive price points, including the introduction of sub-$100 detachables, and platform innovation being driven by competition, IDC is confident that the detachables segment will nearly double in size in the next year, recording more than 75% growth compared to 2015."

    To read the IDC's complete announcement, click here.

    Source: IDC
    This article was originally published in forum thread: IDC: The Switch to Detachable Tablets Continues to Accelerate started by Michael Essany View original post
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      X-Men -
      Is above picture an example of detachable?