Tablets see triple digit growth in Q1
By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling
Worldwide tablet shipments are booming, growing over 142 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2013.
The new numbers from International Data Corporation show total shipments of 49.2 million units in Q1 2013 eclipsed total shipments in the entire first half of 2012. By contrast, total worldwide PC shipments according to IDC were 76.3 million units in Q1 2013, falling nearly 14 percent over the same period last year.
Apple shipped 19.5 million units in the first quarter of the year, nearly double the second-place OEM, Samsung, which shipped 8.8 million units. Asus shipped 2.7 million tablets, boosted by strong marketing of the company's Nexus device partnership from Google. Amazon shipped 1.8 million of its Kindle tablets. Microsoft rounded out the top five OEMs shipping approximately 900,000 of its Surface Pro and Surface RT units.