As PC and laptop market plummets, the usage of mobile devices continues to grow. And if reports are true, number of tablet users will surpass the number of PC and laptop users. According to PC market research firm IDC, desktops will witness a sharper decline of 7.8% in 2013 and 1.2% down in 2014.
Tablet apps are also on the rise. There are apps for education, games, business, social networking, etc. All in all, the growth of tablet in the mobile sector is evident. IDC has further stated, “Tablet shipments are expected to grow 58.7% year-over-year in 2013 reaching 229.3 million units, up from 144.5 million units last year,” in a press release. IDC also expects that tablet shipments with surpass desktop and laptop market by 2015. Enterprise customers are extensively using tablet devices, which comes with a larger screen for clarity, and has the convenience of any mobile phone. Businesses are looking for enterprise tablet solutions to expand their reach and build consumer base beyond their comfort zone.
If the size of the device is a tad jarring to your pocket, don’t worry. IDC predicts that the size of tablet will gradually become smaller in due course of time. According to the research firm, by 2017, 57% of tablets will be in sub-8″ range.
Here are a few benefits of tablets:
Effective e-book reader
Comfortable to use
Great for business meetings, sending emails, taking notes, etc.
Have you considered consulting a mobile application development service provider to build customized apps for your tablet?