2/1/2013

Product variety and affordable prices drove tablet shipments up 75% year over year in the fourth quarter and up 73% compared with the third quarter, IDC says. The firm said 52.5 million tablets were delivered. "New product launches from the category's top vendors, as well as new entrant Microsoft, led to a surge in consumer interest and very robust shipment totals during the holiday season," IDC's Tom Mainelli says.

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