Asians increasingly buying tablets with calling function




Supply manufacturers in Asia increasingly tablets with calling function, notes analyst firm IDC. The researchers speculate that in the continent where large smart phones first became popular, people start looking for a single device that smartphone and tablet replaces.

Deliveries of tablets with calling function names last year increased by 60 percent compared to the same period last year. It involves the continents Asia and Australia, but excluding Japan, for a number of 3.15 million tablets in three months. Especially in the last six months saw an increase, says IDC. The trend is not visible in Europe or other parts of the world, but it’s happened before that a trend in the telecom market from Asia spread to the rest of the world.

Asians would be looking for a device that combines the screen size of the tablet with the accessibility of smartphones. Tablets with belfunctionaliteit are not new; For example, Samsung made its first tablet with calling function in 2010 with the first Galaxy Tab. In addition, the manufacturer recently released its first tablet with 16: 9 screen, aspect ratio that is more common in smartphones.

IDC has no overview of how many users of such devices actually make and how they do it; because the prolonged holding such a large device to the ear is inconvenient, many people could choose to make calls only example via a bluetooth headset.

The line between smartphones and tablets has been some time to fade: as starting tablets in the current definition to a screen size of 7 “, but smartphones creep there ever closer at it, for example, the Sony Xperia S Ultra with its 6.44 “- display. Asus markets its Fonepad devices with 7 “screen as well as smartphones.


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