BlackBerry boss Thorsten Heins may think the tablet is dying but that’s not the view at research firm IDC. The group’s latest report reveals that first quarter tablet shipments surpassed those from the first half of 2012, but does have a word of warning for Microsoft in its quest to launch a smaller Surface.
IDC says that tablet shipments jumped up to 49.2 million units in Q1, thereby going past the figure for the first half of 2012, and put this down to growing demand for smaller screen tablets, such as Apple’s iPad mini.
It is no surprise than that Apple outperformed IDC’s most recent projection for the quarter, shipping 19.5 million units compared to a forecast of 18.7 million units.
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