Worldwide sales of tablet computers are on pace to reach 63.6 million units according to a recent report from Gartner. If correct, tablet sales would be up over 250 percent from 2010 sales of 17.6 million units.
While the increase is still amazing, the numbers are down significantly from the almost 70 million in predicted sales in Gartner’s April report. The firm has significantly lowered its sales forecasts for Android, WebOS and QNX tablets.
Worldwide sales of smartphones is predicted to reach 468 million units in 2011, a 57.7 percent increase from 2010, according to Gartner Inc. Sales of smartphones in 2010 were just under 297 million units.
The economic recovery is under way for the electronic equipment industry according to a recent report from Gartner, however, the research firm believes a full recovery could still be several years away.