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Forecast Analysis: Devices, Worldwide, 1Q13 Update

Published: 29 April 2013

ID: G00249378

Analyst(s): Carolina Milanesi, Tuong Nguyen , Lillian Tay, Ranjit Atwal , CK Lu , Annette Zimmermann , Roberta Cozza , Tracy Tsai , Raphael Vasquez


The underlying trends in the device market are driving a permanent retrenchment of the PC market, while growth will come almost exclusively from the phone and tablet markets. The device market in its totality will grow 8.8% in 2013.

Table Of Contents


  • Retrenchment of PC Market
  • Tablets Dominating the Overall Device Installed Base
  • The Evolution of the Ultramobile Market


  • User Behavior
  • Device Availability
  • Market Dynamics

Market Model

  • Market Model
    • Influencing Factors

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