Tablets demand still in decline
Tech observers at the MWC 2016 said there was a relative lack of coverage interest for tablets.
The worldwide demand for tablets has been decreased since almost 3 years now , where the 2 in 1 tablets/laptop and hybrids started to take that market niche. The Surface and Surface Pro from Microsoft took that niche that Apple just started to take as well with the iPad Pro with success in 2015 and will strike again with the iPad Pro 9.7 inch (instead the iPad Air 3) with Smart Keyboard, Smart connector and Apple Pencil this March 21st, when it will be announced alongside the iPhone SE.
"Although owners were once just as likely to second-screen via a tablet or a mobile, it’s the latter which has been winning the battle in recent years. By the end of 2015, 6 in 10 tablet users were second-screening on a mobile, whereas just 1 in 2 were doing so on their tablet.
That mobiles have won this fight is yet another indication that tablets have hit a ceiling. Proclaiming the ‘death of the tablet’ may be an over-statement, but it’s increasingly clear that these devices will not reach the heights that were once predicted.One thing that many attendees noted at last week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona was the relative lack of coverage for tablets – something which gives further fuel to the argument that tablets are falling from favor."
In few words if I have a 6, 5.7, 5.5 or 5 inch phablet, Do I really need a tablet? I would prefer to buy a bluetooth keyboard like this to type on my phablet. Don`t you think? or If I really need a business device I would go for a 2 in1 or a laptop.
What is your choice?