Buoyed by growing preference for tablets in education and enterprise
sectors, the Indian tablet PC market is expected to cross USD 2 billion
in revenues this year, global research firm TechSci Research said.
acceptance and usage of tablet PCs in various sectors will contribute
to the market growth and it is expected that India Tablet PC market will
cross USD 2 billion revenues by the end of 2013," the firm said in a
Increasing usage and preference for tablets in the
education sector, private enterprises and growing demand from the
smartphone and laptop users would drive the market for tablet PC over
the coming years, it added.
India is one of the fastest growing
economies, it said, adding that as a result of rapidly improving
technology, booming service industry and the need for easy and fast
networking, the demand for lightweight computing devices is increasing.
to MAIT, the apex body representing India's IT hardware industry,
training and R&D services sectors, tablet sales in 2012-13 stood at
1.9 million units as against 0.36 million units in 2011-12 witnessing a
growth of 427 percent.
CyberMedia Research (CMR) said Indian
tablet market size rose 107.4 percent year-on-year to over 1,150,000
tablets in the second quarter this year.
Global research firm IDC
said the overall tablet market in India reached about 2.66 million units
last year and is expected to reach a around 6 million units in 2013,
driven by low cost tablet space and a slew of public sector projects.