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March 11, 2012

Tablet Users To grow to 236 Million by 2016, as PC era Ends

Press Release: Tablet Shipments to Reach 253m by 2016 as New Vendors Converge on Sector, Says Analyst Report by Juniper Research
: " - A new report by analyst firm Juniper Research forecasts that tablet shipments will reach 253 million by 2016, nearly a five-fold increase from the 55.2 million tablets the company expects to reach the market in 2011. With a second generation of Apple's iPad hitting the market earlier this year, other smartphone vendors have followed suit: HTC, LG, Motorola and RIM launched first generation models in 2011. As other opportunities elsewhere in the PC market diminish, leading players from this space - including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP and Toshiba - are also joining the fray."

Over half of annual Tablet shipments will have cellular connections by 2016 Shipments of tablets with additional cellular connectivity are currently much lower than those with only WiFi network access, but Juniper forecasts the balance will shift significantly. Network access will play a key role;According to Juniper report ,4G networks in developed markets will enable richer services over cellular connections.