I just came across an interesting snippet from analyst firm Strategy Analytics, which predicts that wholesale revenues from tablet sales worldwide will reach $49 billion in 2015. That's $49 billion more than the nascent segment generated in 2009, the company points out.
"Tablets are a high-value casual-computing segment that is creating huge growth opportunities for major brands such as Apple and Samsung," said Neil Mawston, director at Strategy Analytics, in an announcement on Tuesday.
Mawston believes that by 2015 tablet revenues will exceed those generated by every consumer electronics category worldwide, apart from TVs and PCs.
Details of the company's latest report on the tablet space can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/3rqlvjj