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Gartner News Release, 10/15/10
Media Tablet Sales to Grow 181 Percent in 2011
Driven by sales of the iPad, worldwide media tablet sales to end users are forecast to reach 19.5 million units in 2010, according to Gartner, Inc. Media tablets are poised for strong growth with worldwide end user sales projected to total 54.8 million units in 2011, up 181 percent from 2010 (see Table 1), and surpass 208 million units in 2014.
Gartner analysts said the impact of media tablets on other devices will vary among segments.