Tablets began to displace readers

Users began to purchase “tablets” instead of devices based on electronic ink. But so far this process has not affected Russia. Our readers are still wildly popular.

According to Vedomosti, with reference to IHS iSuppli, 36% fewer readers were purchased in the world in 2012 than a year earlier: 14.9 million versus 23.2 million. Analysts explained this decrease by the fact that users, choosing a new device for themselves, are increasingly abandoning readers in favor of more functional tablets. 

Curiously, in Russia in 2012, the demand for readers continued its rapid growth. According to the M.video chain of electronic equipment stores, reader sales have increased by 143% over the past year. On the other hand, tablet sales increased by 400% over the same period.    

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