A research report detailing the key trends, market developments, business models, and success factors impacting the Tablet computer market. A global market forecast is provided covering the 2010 - 2015 time period.
Infinite Research - Worldwide Tablet Computer Market Forecast
Infinite Research Research ReportWorldwide Tablet Computer Market Forecast Infinite Research’s global analysis of the Tablet computer market details the critical trends, forces, industry developments, business models, and success factors driving Tablet sales and adoption.
Worldwide Tablet Market Forecast Overview & Executive SummarySection Spread Title Report & Market Overview The global market for Tablet computers officially entered a period of rapid growth and expansion in 2010. Apple’s launch of the iPad marked the start of the Tablet revolution. Across the globe, Tablet sales and adoption are being driven by the demands of today’s mobile society. Consumers and enterprises alike need real-time, on-demand access to content, the internet, computing and communication tools, and high-quality services. Additionally, end-users are seeking limitless access to these features, and the ability to remove the constraints of physical location from daily life. Tablets, equipped with the power of mobile computing, have emerged as the perfect solution. Sleek user interfaces, quality components, extended battery lives, portability, competitive price points, excellent functionality, and access to content & apps have allowed Tablets to become a core computing device, seen in the same vein as smartphones and PCs, and sought by users globally. It is therefore not surprising that Tablet adoption is occurring at an even faster pace than the historic rates set by peer devices such as cell-phones / smartphones, computers, mp3 players, game consoles, and DVD players. Adoption is also underway across a wide variety of sectors, including in the consumer, retail, industrial, healthcare, education, business, and military markets. Further market expansion will occur as other sectors become familiar with the solutions, power, and functionality offered by Tablet computers. In a short period of time, the Tablet market has spawned a robust industry and ecosystem with an aggressive growth outlook. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), component suppliers, software developers, service providers, and IP & content owners are profiting from the growth of the Tablet space. The market is only in its infancy, and new opportunities and Infinite Research I
Worldwide Tablet Market Forecast Overview & Executive SummarySection Spread Title continues to develop. This report Infinite competitive advantages will abound as the space such opportunities and provide market forecasts, sizes, and growth rates. Overall, will detail Research expects that 147.2 million Tablet computers will ship in 2015, up from 16.1 million units in 2010. Scope of Study This report examines the global market for Tablet computers. After several relatively dor- mant years in the last decade, the Tablet PC market entered a state of rapid growth in 2010. Tablets are being adopted across nearly all geographic markets globally, as well as in a wide variety of industries and sectors. The first chapter of this report introduces Tablet computers, provides a market definition and history, and briefly discusses key market developments. In chapter 2, the critical trends and forces impacting the Tablet market are discussed. Specific commentary is provided for end- user, OEM, technology, vertical market, and component supplier trends & forces. The third chapter discusses the Tablet computer’s impact on the information technology (IT), Telecom, and video-gaming industries. Critical market developments driving Tablet adoption in the consumer, healthcare, education, military, retail, and industrial sectors are analyzed in Chap- ter 4. Chapter 5 presents our Tablet market forecasts and analysis for the time period of 2010 – 2015. In this chapter, forecasts are available at the geographic, vendor, and operating sys- tem level. In-depth quantitative statistics covering market shares, revenue opportunities, and shipment data are provided. The conclusion and market summary is presented in Chapter 6. This report will answer the following questions: • What is the size, growth rate, and revenue opportunity associated with the Tablet mar- ket? Answers to this question are provided at the geographic, vendor, operating system, and connectivity (technology) level. • Who are the key companies offering products and services throughout the Tablet market ecosystem and value-chain? • What are the keys to success for companies targeting and operating in the Tablet space? What business models are currently manifesting? • What are the key trends, forces, and developments impacting the global Tablet market? • What will be the impact on the IT and Telecom sectors, as well as the effect on other computing and communication device categories? Infinite Research II
Worldwide Tablet Market Forecast Overview & Executive SummarySectionofSpread Titleadopting Tablets? How will these markets evolve • Which vertical markets / sectors will be as a result Tablet adoption? • What challenges exist in the marketplace today? • What is the outlook for the overall market going forward? Executive Summary The global Tablet market will enjoy a multiyear wave of growth resulting from end-customer market demand and the increased need for high-quality and efficient mobile computing de- vices. As a result, growth in the Tablet market is expected to be significantly higher than in other traditional computing segments over the 2010 – 2015 forecast periods. The following list summarizes the major findings of our study. 1. Although still in its relative infancy, the Tablet market and associated ecosystem are de- veloping quickly as OEMs are utilizing knowledge and relationships from previous mo- bile computing efforts, such as smartphone development and deployment. 2. Tablet PCs and the mobile computing phenomena are threatening to cause a shift in industry leadership and dynamics in both the technology and telecom sectors. 3. Early movers are building competitive advantages and reaping the benefits in the form of profits. Despite this fact, the market is young and numerous large-revenue opportunities exist for those companies offering differentiated products and/or services. 4. The netbook market is most threatened by the introduction of Tablet PCs. From a manufacturing standpoint, cellular handset makers and PC manufacturers are battling for Tablet market share. 5. Demand for Tablets is high in both the consumer and enterprise markets. Mobility, in combination with real-time access to content and services, are the major factors driving adoption. 6. In response to strong customer demand, total Tablet computer shipments will increase from 16.1 million units in 2010 to 147.2 million units in 2015. This represents a com- pound annual growth rate of 56%. Tablets are expected to see faster adoption than any previous mobile internet device, including smartphones, e-readers, mp3 players, and game consoles. Infinite Research III
Worldwide Tablet Market Forecast Overview & Executive SummarySection Contents Title Table of Spread Report Overview I Scope of Study I Executive Summary III Chapter 1: Introduction & Market Overview 1 1.1 Market Definition 2 1.2 Brief Market History 2 1.3 Today’s Tablet Market 3 Chapter 2: Tablet Market Trends & Forces 5 2.1 Technology Trends 5 Broadband Penetration & Mobile Internet Use 5 Mobile Network Traffic Overload 5 Wi-Fi Lacks Borderless Mobility 5 The Need For Load Balancing 6 Demand For Cloud Services 6 2.2 Component Supplier Trends 6 Display Panels 6 Solid State Drives 7 Batteries 8 Connectivity Components 8 2.3 OEM Trends 8 Tech Industry Leaders Are Under Pressure 9 Ecosystems 9 Death Of The Netbook, Notebook, and Desktop? 10 Death Of The E-Reader? 10 Product Differentiation & The Race To Catch Apple 11 2.4 End-User Trends 12 Content On The Go 12 Social Networking & Tablet Adoption 13 Increasing Use Of Paid Internet Services 13 The End-User Experience Matters 13 Infinite Research IV
Worldwide Tablet Market Forecast Overview & Executive Summary 2.5 Vertical Market Trends 13 Can Tablets Save The Healthcare Industry? 13Section Spread Title The Education Sector Looks To Reduce Expenses 13 Mobile Advertising Gets A Boost 14 Impact on Traditional Web Advertising 14 Gaming Expands 14 Chapter 3: Industry Impact Analysis 15 3.1 Impact On The Technology Industry 15 3.2 Impact On The Telecommunications Industry 18 3.3 Impact On The Video-Gaming Industry 19 Chapter 4: Key Markets For Tablet Computers 21 4.1 Tablets In Education 21 4.2 Tablets In Healthcare 22 4.3 Tablets In The Military 24 4.4 Tablets For Consumers 25 4.5 Tablets In The Retail Sector 27 4.6 Tablets In The Industrial / Asset Management Space 28 4.7 Tablets For Business & Professional Services 29 Chapter 5: Worldwide Tablet Market Forecast 31 5.1 Worldwide Tablet Shipments By Region 31 5.2 Worldwide Tablet Market Share By Region 32 5.3 Vendor Market Share (Apple vs. Others) 33 5.4 Worldwide Tablet Shipments By Vendor (Apple vs. Others) 34 5.5 Tablet Operating System Market Share 35 5.6 Worldwide Tablet Shipments By Operating System 36 5.7 Market Share By Connectivity Technology 37 5.8 Worldwide Tablet Shipments by Connectivity Technology 38 5.9 Global Average Selling Price For Tablet Computers 39 5.10 Worldwide Tablet Revenue By Vendor (Apple vs. Others) 40 5.11 Worldwide Tablet Revenue by Region 41 Chapter 6: Conclusion 42 6.1 Market Review 42 6.2 Market Challenges 43 6.3 Market Outlook 43 Appendix: Overview Of Key Tablet Models 45-47 Infinite Research V
Worldwide Tablet Market Forecast Overview & Executive Summary List Of Market Forecast Charts & TablesSection SpreadByTitle Worldwide Tablet Shipments Region Worldwide Tablet Market Share By Region Vendor Market Share (Apple vs. Others) Worldwide Tablet Shipments By Vendor (Apple vs. Others) Tablet Operating System Market Share Worldwide Tablet Shipments By Operating System Market Share By Connectivity Technology Worldwide Tablet Shipments by Connectivity Technology Global Average Selling Price For Tablet Computers Worldwide Tablet Revenue By Vendor (Apple vs. Others) Worldwide Tablet Revenue by Region Ordering Information License Type Price Contact Single (1 - 5 users) $3,000 Mark Ritorto, mritorto@ infiniteresearch.net Corporate (Unlimited Users) $4,000 Mark Ritorto, mritorto@ infiniteresearch.net Single with 1 year of Quarterly $5,000 Mark Ritorto, mritorto@ Forecast Updates infiniteresearch.net Corporate with 1 year of Quar- $6,000 Mark Ritorto, mritorto@ terly Forecast Updates infiniteresearch.net About Infinite Research Infinite Research is a strategic consulting and market research firm focused on Connected Devices, Machine-To-Machine (M2M) Communication, The Internet of Things, Smart Services, and other emerging technologies. Our unique blend of quantitative forecasting and domain knowledge pro- vides clients around the world with the insights needed to build competitive advantages and drive value creation. Infinite Research works with technology suppliers, manufacturers, service providers, value-adders, investors, and educational institutions interested in understanding the implications of the shift to a global (Internet) Connected World where machines, people, sensors, devices, and busi- ness all seamlessly interact in-real time. Infinite Research VI