Gartner Tablet Sales Forecast: On Target or Pure Fiction?
Apr 12, 2012, 16:02 (3 Talkback[s])
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"But are the numbers reliable educated guesses ? or pure
fiction? Consider this history lesson: Anybody else remember when
Gartner predicted netbook sales would skyrocket from 5.2 million
units in 2008 to 50 million netbooks by 2012. But by June 2011,
Netbook sales had crashed about 40 percent because users found them
underpowered and millions of customers opted instead for
"The upshot: Gartner completely misread the netbook market and
failed to spot a disruptive technology ? tablets ? that would
reshape the market."