Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments in 4Q14 estimated at 74.5 million units
Jim Hsiao, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei

There will be 74.5 million tablets shipped globally in the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing on quarter by 17.6% but decreasing on year by 10.1%, and of which 20 million units will be iPads, 27.8 million units of non-iPad models launched by major vendors and 26.7 million units of white-box models, according to Digitimes Research.

Apple will account for 26.8% of the shipments, followed by Samsung Electronics with 14.6%, Lenovo 4.7%, Asustek Computer 4%, Amazon 3.9%, Acer 1.7% and Hewlett-Packard 1.3%, Digitimes Research indicated.

Taiwan-based ODMs/OEMs will ship 30.64 million tablets in the quarter, growing on quarter by 32.5% but slipping on year by 13.8%. Foxconn Electronics will be the largest manufacturer accounting for 48.4% of shipments, Pegatron for 24.1%, Compal Electronics 14.6% and Quanta Computer 11.1%.

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