During the recent months of October, November and December were sold 52,9 million tablets worldwide, 20.1% less than in the Q4 of 2015.

The tablet market continues without lifting his head. The last quarter of 2016 it has not been their ally.

During the months of October, November and December were sold 52,9 million tablets in all over the world. That is, the number of sale fell 20.1 % in comparison with the Q4 of 2015. As indicated by the consulting firm IDC, which reminds that we are already at the ninth-consecutive quarter of falls. There are already 27 months in a row, more than two years of declines.

In fact, the annual number of distributions for 2016 has dropped 15.6 % to 174,8 million. The year 2016 has been the second consecutive year of worsening of the shipments.

Even the removable devices, that can function both as a tablet as a computer mode more complete, and where are Apple and Microsoft, have had problems to maintain their momentum in the final straight.

“The feeling around the tablet market has become outdated despite the fact that there is much talk about the sellers that actually pivot their portfolio of products to the segment, removable”, confirms Ryan Reith, vice president of the program of IDC: Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Device Trackers.

“tablets typical without a dedicated keyboard”, adds Reith, “they continue to lose relevance in all regions and, as a result, we see that the decline that is occurring globally. Yes we see future growth in some emerging markets such as the Middle East and Africa, as well as central and eastern Europe with the catalysts only of the simplicity and low cost”.

“Unfortunately”, terminates this expert, “for the industry are devices that do not amount to a great income”.

it remains to Be seen if the introduction of new competitors in the market of tablets detachable, beyond Apple and Microsoft, you get to revitalize the market during the course of 2017.