【New Delhi】Sales of tablet PCs fell by 16 per cent year-on-year to around 7.6 lakh units during January-March, hurt by lack of any promotional activity by device makers, says a report.The tablet shipments in the March quarter were also down by 6 per cent compared to the previous October—December quarter, the report by research firm CMR said.
Datawind continued to hold the top spot with 34 per cent market share, followed iBall with 16 per cent share, the report said. Samsung had 15 per cent share while homegrown Micromax had 8 per cent share.
However, tablets supporting 4G and 3G technologies saw a sequential increase of 15 per cent and 31 per cent, respectively, during the quarter, while 2G and Wi-Fi-based tablets declined 62 per cent and 33 per cent, respectively. CMR has predicted that the 4G tablets segment will constitute 50 per cent of the market by the end of this year.
The tablet market within Rs 10,000-20,000 and less than Rs.5,000 categories saw a 48 per cent and 4 per cent sequential growth, respectively, during the quarter. However, the Rs 20,000-30,000 category witnessed a massive decline of 61 per cent, while the Rs.5,000-10,000 category witnessed a 26 per cent fall in shipments.
Tablet sales drop 16% in March quarter
Tablets' shipments to India decline 6% to 7.6 lakh units during January-March quarter
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