Tablet shipments in India fell in 2014

According to CyberMedia Research (CMR), 1.02 million tablets were imported for March quarter in 2015 (Q1 2014), lower than 1.2 million in December quarter in 2014 (Q4 2014). The reports says tablet shipments will not grow in India, it will only shrink.

Indian and Chinese tablet makers (iBall, Karbonn, Lava) make up for 58.6% of the tablet market in India.

One of the main reasons for the slow growth of tablet sales is because the replacement rates are very slow (unlike mobile handset). The other reason is the rise in the usage of smartphones, very few want to carry a smartphone and a tablet.

Market Share (%)Q1 2015Q4 2014Q1 2014
Samsung19.71824.9
Datawind12.713.815.9
Micromax9119.3
iBall8.312.54.9
Apple6.76.710.2

PC Sales Is Shrinking

In general the sales of desktops is shrinking all around the world. About 14.2 million PCs were sold in the US in Jan-March 2015 quarter (1% less than Jan-March 2014).

In Japan PC sales have fallen by a whopping 44% over the last 12 months.

I personally cannot use a mobile or tablet for serious work. I need a desktop!

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