GLOBAL TABLET SHIPMENTS FELL 35% IN Q1
TrendForce has reported worldwide tablet shipments in the first quarter of 2016 totaled 35.2 million units, translating to a 35 per cent drop from the previous quarter and a 7.9 per cent drop from a year ago.
TrendForce notebook analyst Anita Wang said branded tablet vendors’ shipment results were mediocre following their impressive fourth-quarter performances that were supported by the peak season demand.
As large-size smartphones continue to erode the tablet market, the trend of tablets becoming even larger has become more apparent. TrendForce’s data shows the 7.x-inch tablets accounted for less than 40 per cent of the total tablet shipments in the first quarter.