June 18, 2010

Forrester: Tablets Outselling Netbooks by 2012

Another report on computing hardware trends. By 2015 they have desktop PCs as close to 15% (down from current 50%). Tablets eating up that share.

Another analyst has gone bullish on tablet computing. Forrester Research is out with a report this morning projecting that tablets will start outselling netbooks by 2012.

The report goes on to predict that by 2015, tablets will make up 23% of all PC sales (which Forrester defines as desktops, laptops, netbooks and tablets).

Early signs already suggest this shift is happening; two million iPads were sold in its first two months of availability, and netbook sales –- not long ago the hottest growth area of the computing industry -– have slowed considerably.

Moreover, seemingly every hardware manufacturer is prepping a tablet of its own, and Google is set to enter the market with Verizon Wireless as its launch partner.

Tablets Will Be Outselling Netbooks by 2012 [REPORT]

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Posted by staff at June 18, 2010 01:31 PM