2014 tablet forecast lowered.

Author:Drysdale, Chelsey
Position:MARKET WATCH
 
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SAN MATEO, CA -- Based on a greater decline in demand than predicted in the first quarter and concerns that tablets and 2-in-ls will face additional market challenges the rest of the year, IDC has lowered its 2014 worldwide tablet plus 2-in-l forecast to 245.4 million units, down from the previous forecast of 260.9 million units.

The new forecast represents a 12.1% year-over-year growth rate, which is notably lower than the 51.8% year-over-year growth of 2013.

In the past year alone, the phablet share of...

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