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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 per cent 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.
Cisco announced today the Cius, an Android-based seven-inch tablet computer aimed at the enterprise. The device will feature both front and rear-facing cameras, Cisco TelePresence-compatible video conferencing and access to applications such as Cisco Quad, WebEx and AnyConnect Security VPN Client, as well as access to the Android app store. The launch further diversifies Cisco’s offerings.
The device will weigh 1.15 pounds and feature Wi-Fi, 3G/4G data, Bluetooth, and HD audio and video. In addition to its phone-like docking station, the Cius will support Bluetooth keyboards and mice. Cisco says the tablet will be available for customer trials Q3 2010, followed by general availability Q1 2011.
Gartner Says Worldwide Mobile PC Shipments Grew 43 Per Cent in First Quarter of 2010
Mobile PC Market Experiences Strongest Growth Rate in Eight Years
STAMFORD, Conn., May 25, 2010 — Worldwide mobile PC shipments totalled 49.4 million units in the first quarter of 2010, a 43.4 per cent increase from the first quarter of 2009, according to final results by Gartner, Inc. This year-over-year growth is the highest the mobile PC market has experienced in eight years and represents about $36 billion in end-user spending.