There is an expected rise by 77.6 percent in the number of tablet PCs that will be shipped this year compared to last year, including a drop by 30.6 percent of tablets shipped in the first quarter of this year. As per the report, the total number of tablets to be shipped in the first quarter of this year is 114.97 million.
The Digitimes research report also provides us with a breakdown of the different variants of tablet devices slated to be shipped this year. iPad 2 and iPad 3 are projected to contribute about 11 million of the total units sold, while the non iPad category would comprise of about 3.97 million units. Out of these 1.5 million Kindle Fire and Nook Tablets will provide about 300,000 units. Overall, the non iPad variants would see a downfall by 50.8 percent in volume shipped during Q1.
As far as processor and operating system go, 13.3 percent of the units would be based on CPU developed by Texas Instruments, while 26.3 percent of the tablets shipped will be based on the Google Android OS.