Tablets will dominate touch-controlled device market next year
According to a recent report from Digitimes the Tablet PC’s are to dominate the touch controlled devices market in 2012. This may be the scene mostly because of the release of the Android 4.0 and also even get boosted by the release of Windows 8 in 2012.
Among these tablets the models sizing below 10.1inches are suspected to be having the majority of share according to their sources from industry.
As the next-generation iPads and Kindle Fires are to be released along with new tablets from Sony, which will be integrated with its digital game software and audio/video platform. In addition to all these Samsung Electronics, HTC and Asustek Computer also seem to be rolling out new models which will be powered by either Android 4.0 or Windows 8.
Apart from all these Acer reportedly planning to phase out from the tablet market, while the big players like HP and Research in Motion (RIM) are to be seen if they get back to the tablet business.
With the high sales of the Kindle Fire and the Nook tablets we can clearly see their fate even next year. This will definitely lead to the increase in the size of the tablet PC market the coming year. We may also find out next year Apple losing its dominating position to smaller low priced tablets.
According to some data from a number of market research firms, the tablet PC is expected to sell about 100 million units in 2012 compared to 60 million units in 2011.