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Digitimes Research: Korea tablet market being impacted by phablet products
Betty Shyu, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Friday 3 January 2014]

South Korea's tablet shipments have been dropping after reaching a peak in 2011 due to the rapid appearance of large-size smartphones and phablets, which are gradually replacing consumer demand for tablets in Korea.

Samsung Electronics has already caught up with Apple in Korea's tablet market with a share of 45%, higher than the US-based vendor's 44.3%; however, compared to Samsung's share in Korea's smartphone market at around 55-60%, its performance in the tablet market is still rather weak.

Observing consumers in Korea's tablet purchasing and usage habits, Digitimes Research found that the priority when purchasing a tablet is convenience, followed by industrial design. As for usage, most Korea consumers purchase a tablet for convenience when searching for information, and entertainment.

As large-size smartphones and phablets continue to take demand away, Digitimes Research believes South Korea's tablet market is unlikely to see any improvements in the future unless a killer tablet appears.

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