Research firm IDC has predicted the global market for small connected devices, comprising PCs, tablets, and smartphones, will grow by 27.8 percent year on year in 2013. According to the firm, the growth will be driven by tablets and smartphones. IDC states that this increase will result in tablet sales surpassing PC's in Q4 of 2013 although the overall PC's sales for the year will remain higher.
The total PC shipments accounted for nearly 28.7% of the smart connected device market in 2012, while tablets accounted for 11.8% and smartphones for 59.5% of the total device shipments.
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