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Global Forecast Tech Devices Unit Volumes

March 27, 2013



Today’s chart shows a forecast of global smartphone, tablet and PC shipments from 2012 through 2017.

The rise of mobile devices continues. According to market research firm IDC, tablets will outship desktop computers for the first time this year and go one to overtake laptop computers in 2014. 

Smartphones outshipped PCs for the second time last year. 722 million smartphone were shipped in 2012, bringing the worldwide installed base easily past the one billion mark.

In 2014, smartphone shipments are expected to pass one billion for the first time, marking another milestone in the remarkable rise of smart devices. 




From → business, Strategy

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