Tablet computer sales expected to top 55 million in 2011

The number of tablet or slate computers sold worldwide this year is expected to increase by nearly 200% to 55.7 million units according to recent report from DisplaySearch.

The firm also predicts the slate PC share of the overall mobile PC market, which also includes notebooks and mini-notes, will rise to nearly 35%, or 172.4 million units, by 2014. The total shipments of the mobile PC market are expected to reach 503.8 million units by 2014.

Sales of 3DTV in 2010 expected to come in at 3.2 million

Despite a huge push by the Consumer Electronics industry at the January 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, worldwide sales of 3DTVs totalled just 3.2 million units in 2010 according to a recent DisplaySearch report.

With Global television sales expected to have come in at around 242 million units in 2010, it means 3DTV sets accounted for only about 1.3% of overall sales.

Report predicts sales of 247 million televisions in 2010

Global television sales will reach more than 247 million units, a staggering 17% increase from 2009 and the best growth seen since the start of the flat panel TV transition, according to a recent report from DisplaySearch.

This comes despite weakness in regions like North America reflecting continued caution on the part of some developed market consumers and disappointing sales of 3DTVs.

3DTV sales expected to disappoint

While manufacturers and movie studios have been desperately trying to sell 3DTVs and 3D movies this year, it appears that high prices and lack of content have kept consumers from opening their wallets.

A recent report by DisplaySearch predicts that just 3.2 million 3DTVs will be shipped in 2010. The firm predicts about half those 3D sets will be sold in North America.

Report predicts sales of 242 million televisions in 2010

Global television sales are forecast to increase from sales of 211 million units in 2009 to sales of 243 million units in 2010, an increase of 16%, according to a recent report from DisplaySearch.

That number is up significantly from the firm’s March report which predicted sales of 228 million units

LCD TV Prices expected to decline this holiday season

Recent findings from two research firms suggest that if you’re currently in the market for a new LCD television then you may want to hold off buying for a month or two in order to secure a better deal.

According to research firm DisplaySearch, slow LCD television sales in the first nine months of this year have resulted in an oversupply of LCD TV panels which should result in a drop in prices leading up to Christmas.

Global TV sales top 56 million in Q2

Global television sales showed continued growth in the second quarter of 2010 thanks to improving global economic conditions according to a recent report from DisplaySearch.

Total television shipments in the April to June quarter first three months of this year were 56.2 million units, up 26% from the same time period in 2009 and up 2% from the previous quarter. Year to date sales are now 110.9 million units.

2010 Global TV sales predictions revised upward

Global television sales are forecast to increase from sales of 211 million units in 2009 to sales of 242 million units in 2010, an increase of 15%, according to a recent report from DisplaySearch.

The latest DisplaySearch estimate for 2010 sales is up substantially from its March estimate of 228 million units and its January estimate of 218 million.

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