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Forrester Research: Windows 8 To Become Part Of A Tablet Dominated Future

Forrester Research analysts have recently published a study that suggests tablets will become the primary device of the future and the desktops and laptops of the world will fade in their dominance.

Windows 8 tablets to be part of the dominant device form factor in the near future

Tablets To Dominate The Future And Windows 8 Will Be A Part Of That

Analysts at Forrester Research have released a study that predicts a dominance of tablets coming up in the near future. According to them, tablets running on platforms like Windows 8 will be the primary devices in the near future. According to the report, tablets will take over by the year 2016 because both consumers and businesses will move towards having convenience and do away with bulk.

It is already quite clear that the common user is not as impressed with powerful but bulky devices as they are with lightweight, slim and decently powered devices. That is what Windows 8 based hardware designs are going. However, this does not in anyway mean that there’s going to be a dearth of traditional PCs anytime soon. Forrester in fact predicts that PCs will still sell well and they estimate that there will be about 2 billion PCs in use despite the rising sales of tablets.

The comments about this report were made by Forrester analyst Frank Gillet, who wrote about the report in the company’s blog. He went on to say that tablets will be the device of the future mainly because of their compelling user interface and portability. He predicted that tablet sales will continue to grow sharply and it will continue over the next five years.

Forrester forecast predict that tablet sales will rise from the 56 million in 2011 to 375 million in 2016. Globally, they assume there will be 760million in use by 2011. And one third of these will be purchased by businesses, where the current market rule Apple has not made much in roads. Microsoft on the other hand has a dominant enterprise presence.

With Windows 8 tying in the PC and portable experience together and also enabling businesses to welcome employee-side technology to the office, there are strong chances that this revolution in tablets will see a strong presence from Windows 8 tablets.

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Published: Saturday, April 28th, 2012 Last Modified: April 28, 2012

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