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Tablets lose steam, sales decline 11 per cent

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 24, 2016, 1:42 am IST
Updated Aug 24, 2016, 1:55 am IST
Some 0.95 million tablet PCs were sold (shipped) in India during the quarter.
Krishna Mukherjee, analyst telecom at CMR, said that the tablets market has been witnessing a fall for quite some time now.
 Krishna Mukherjee, analyst telecom at CMR, said that the tablets market has been witnessing a fall for quite some time now.

New Delhi: Tablets lost stream with their sales falling by 11 per cent in April-June quarter (CY Q2) of 2016 in India on year on year basis, according to Cyber Media Research (CMR).

Some 0.95 million tablet PCs were sold (shipped) in India during the quarter.
However, the segment recorder a rise of about 5 per cent when compared sequentially, said CMR.

 

Datawind topped the list with its share at 37.2 per cent  in 2Q CY 2016, followed by Samsung at 18.9 per cent, Pantel (BSNL) was at the third position with 11.8 per cent market share during the period.

“Apple showed its stupendous performance with over 100 per cent rise sequentially, hinting towards an uptake in CXO purchases. “Increased inclination towards i-Pads may help the tablets space to see a turnaround in the near future. Brands lining up for 4G foray also likely to contribute significantly to the tablets market,” said CMR.

 

Krishna Mukherjee, analyst telecom at CMR, said that the tablets market has been witnessing a fall for quite some time now. “Even the number of vendors in this segment has also declined. However, during the second quarter we saw multiple vendors inking agreement for enterprise or institutional purchase which is of course a good sign,” he said.

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