Market research firm Strategy Analytics has published a new report that predicts a 185 percent increase in tablet sales this year. It says that enterprise demand will lead to more sales of tablets and two-in-one devices like the Microsoft Surface, and that the trend should continue for the next four years. “Just as phablets have eaten away at the smaller end of the tablet spectrum, the gulf between PCs and tablets is shrinking every day. Major vendors are pushing the boundaries of all three major mobile operating systems and hardware configurations to transform the tablet into a content creation device,” said Strategy Analytics’ senior tablet and touchscreen analyst Eric Smith.
Researchers at Forrester agree with the Strategy Analytics assessment, but IDC predicts that tablet sales will continue to stagnate. View article