Tablet shipments in India registered a sharp decline of 18.6 per cent year-on-year due to poor demand from consumers. According to IDC, the tablet shipments during Q1 2017 came in at 7,01,000 units, a marginal decline of 2.2 per cent from 7,16,000 units shipped in the previous quarter. The research says consumer segment alone saw a decline of 28 per cent in Q1 compared to same period last year. Tablet sales have been declining globally for the past few quarters and IDC had noted in the past that consumers are opting for large-screen smartphones over tablets. For the first quarter, the commercial segment contributed one-third of the total tablet shipments in India.
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