Canadian tablet market will near 1.5 million by year’s end: IDC

Analyst firm IDC Canada predicts Canada will see just shy of 1.5 million tablets installed in the market by the end of 2011, with most of that driven by the consumer market.

In a new study, Canadian Media Tablet Market 2010-2014 Forecast: A First Look at the Hottest Devices in ICT, IDC said part of the growth is attributable to the fact that 2011 will be the first full year on the market for many tablet offerings. As well, with a large influx of devices expected into the market to compete with Apple’s iPad, many of them boasting Google’s Android OS, IDC is expecting increased competion and lower price points to full greater sales.

“Media tablets turned heads in 2010 with the introduction of the iPad. With market demand now established, competing vendors are launching their own versions of these multi-functional, lightweight devices,” said Krista Napier, senior analyst with IDC Canada. “As a result, we can expect the next six months to be overwhelming in terms of product launches, screen sizes, platforms, price points, and feature sets that pick up where the first version of the iPad left off.”

Would you recommend this article?


Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you think of this article!
We'd love to hear your opinion about this or any other story you read in our publication.

Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada

Featured Download

CDN Staff
CDN Staff
For over 25 years, CDN has been the voice of the IT channel community in Canada. Today through our digital magazine, e-mail newsletter, video reports, events and social media platforms, we provide channel partners with the information they need to grow their business.

Related Tech News

Featured Tech Jobs


CDN in your inbox

CDN delivers a critical analysis of the competitive landscape detailing both the challenges and opportunities facing solution providers. CDN's email newsletter details the most important news and commentary from the channel.