Hybrids Replace Tablets in Enterprise

Juniper Research has published a whitepaper ( discussing the role of hybrid (detachable) devices in the workplace – which are gradually replacing tablets. As well as this, the firm looks at phablets’ cannibalisation of the consumer smartphone market.

In the future, Juniper predicts that most tablets – aside from the specifically designed for children – will be used on a ‘per household’ basis. While the installed base will continue to grow, there will be less consistent growth. More than 230 million tablets will be shipped in 2020, a rise of less than 5% from 2015.

Due to the difference in prices, it is expected that most tablets will be of 8″ and below. However, the demand for these devices is expected to fall in developed regions as consumers buy phablets.

2020 Global Tablet Shipments, Split by 8 Key Regions