Tablets Are No More The Device Of Choice

Tablets Are No More The Device Of Choice

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 30 June 2014, 07:18 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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BANGALORE: Tablets entered the electronic market four years back and started with a huge success. Eventually the sales are coming down for tablet business. In 2013, there was a raise in sale by 56 percent but in the first quarter of 2014, the sales have declined by 28 percent. New tablets have not been launched much in the market and the number of vendors is almost half compared to the previous year, reports ET.

When compared to the tablets, smart phones come in handy with better options and features. Smart phones come with bigger sizes and all the features built in as in a tablet. Users can browse web, play games, use word documents and scan e-mails, any time anywhere. Moreover, smart phones are easy to carry and can be used for calling as well.  Also tablets are not the perfect substitute of a PC when it comes to making presentations and writing long reports.

Corporate buyers are still giving hope to the tablet vendors because they are modifying the devices according to requirements of enterprise customers. A Pune based Telecom Company; Swipe is vending tablets for hospitality, automobiles, banking sectors and pharmaceuticals. The fourth generation services and bulk sales can possibly elicit the sales. Calling tablets are also fetching the attentions of the consumers till some extent.

Earlier there were 68 vendors in the market but now the market is left with only 30. However, 11 of them have shipped more than 20,000 tablets this year. In the year 2012 sales was about 2.66 millions. Last year it decreased to four million and it is only 0.78 million till now in the first four to five months of this year. Major international vendors like Apple, Samsung, Dell and Lenovo along with domestic ones like Mocromax, Reliance and Lava are still into race due to strong hold in the market. The companies like Motorola and Blackberry are no more competing.