ABI Research says that most tech savvy consumers want a smartwatch for text alerts, call alerts and caller ID.
According to ABI Research media tablets are taking the market by storm and they predict that 145 million tablet devices will ship worldwide in 2013. They expect tablet sales to be driven by a combination of new market entrants, more affordable choices for consumers, and increased adoption by business users.
ABI Research predicts that smartphone shipments will account for half of all handset shipments by 2014 and become the largest handset segment in the world and that Apple’s market share is expected to peak in 2013 at 22%; remaining flat through 2018.
Amazon announced that this Black Friday and Cyber Monday were the best ever for the Kindle family. The new Kindle e-readers and tablets remain at the top of Amazon’s best sellers list worldwide.
The latest findings from market research firm ABI Research shows that Apple continues to lead the tablet market with 55% unit shipment share. However, tablets powered by the Android OS continue to eat away at Apple’s success.