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Thursday, 21 February 2013

Global sales of tablets jumped to 78%

Total 128.3 million units were sold, against only 72 million in 2011.

IDC notes that the increase in sales has gone with a decline in average selling prices by 15% to $ 461.

This is the computer group Apple created the tablet market in 2010 with its first iPad, which continues to dominate the market but suffered increasing competition from devices smaller and less expensive such as Amazon Kindle Fire . Apple itself had also decided last year to launch a "mini iPad" cheaper.

Despite their strong growth, tablets still represent a small proportion (10.7%) of the market for devices connected to the Internet, where the lion's share of smart phones (60.1%), according to IDC.

Adding computers and laptops, the market recorded a total last year growth of 29.1% to 1.2 billion units sold.

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