Tablet shipments will boost by 1200 percent in 2015, as command goes on to develop, according to a new report by iSuppli.
Research firm says that tablet shipments were 17.4 million in 2010 and furthermore will increase to 242 million in 2015.
The latest statement alleges that Android 3.0 Honeycomb will assist “propel” the market advance, before Windows-based tablets start to really cut into the “traditional” desktop and laptop markets.
Director of monitor research, Rhoda Alexander says at iSuppli (via PCM):
“The remarkable expansion of the tablet market from 2010 to 2015 will be driven by three successive waves of growth. The first wave, which is hitting in 2010 and 2011, was created by the arrival of the iPad and the ensuing tsunami of demand for the device. The second wave, arriving in 2011 and 2012, will be propelled by a deluge of iPad competitors, particularly Android-based models. The third wave, which will turn up in 2013, will consist of a flood of models based on the Windows operating system that will expand the reach of tablets into traditional computer markets.”
iSuppli also says “media tablets” similar to the iPad and Honeycomb gadgets will account in 2015 for 202 million units, while tablets that run complete operating systems, similar to Windows or Linux, will account for the extra 39 million.
Lastly, the firm considers the iPad will not be anymore the market head by 2013, as Android gets the crown and Windows-based tablets dip into market share.