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Tablets to gain momentum

Apple's iPad is the clear leader in the tablet space, though Galaxy Tab from Samsung is also in the process of catching it up from behind.

Sales of tablet computers may rise phenomenally in the next four years, says Strategy Analytics, a global research and consulting firm. It says the global tablet revenues may go up to $49 billion within a short span of four years (by 2015).

Martin Bradley, associate director at Strategy Analytics, says, “In terms of revenues, the largest opportunity for tablet vendors will be in North America, Asia Pacific and Western Europe. Although the average selling prices in Asia Pacific will be less than 85 per cent of those in Western Europe by 2015, the total value of the Asia Pacific region will exceed Western Europe by this time.”

Earlier, there were reports from some other research firms too which predicted even a larger increase in the tablet market size.

The tablets have been termed as the most disruptive force in the computing space by Goldman Sachs. Goldman Sachs estimated that about 35 per cent of the PC market will be eaten up by the tablet devices.

Though there is unanimity about tablet’s imminent dominance but the only point of difference is the market share of the miniature computer version.

The iPad from Apple is the clear leader in the tablet space, though Galaxy Tab from Samsung is also in the process of catching it up from behind.

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