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Business Smartphone and Tablet Market Improves in Q4 2017



Report Summary:

Quarter on Quarter results for both business smartphone and tablets were positive, as shipments soared 15.1% and 38.8% respectively. Samsung saw single digit business smartphone shipment growth, while Apple fell 2% YoY but saw a huge 52.2% QoQ jump, driven by increased deployments of iPhone 8, iPhone 8 plus and iPhone X in Asia Pacific, Western Europe, and North America. The worldwide business tablet market also ended the fourth quarter 2017 on a strong note as all regions registered positive growth. Overall, worldwide business smartphone shipments reached 141.8 million units shipped and the total business tablet market reached 24.2 million unit shipments in Q4 2017. 2018 could be an interesting year for Google to have a major impact on the enterprise sector, and Strategy Analytics expects mobile security, and particularly especially the increasing use of AI for cybersecurity, to move up the agenda of IT departments this year.
Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary 3
2. Business Smartphones 4
2.1 Business Smartphone Shipment Trends in Q4 2017 4
2.2 Business Smartphone OS Trends 6
3. Business Tablets 8
3.1 Business Tablet Shipment Trends in Q4 2017 8
3.2 Business Tablet OS Trends 10
4. Business Smartphone Market Growth Expectations, 2017-2022 13
5. Business Tablet Market Growth Expectations, 2017-2022 15
6. Conclusion 17
7. How Can We Help You? 18

Exhibits

Figure 1 - Worldwide Business Smartphone Shipments: Q4 2016 vs. Q4 2017 (in millions) ....................................... 4
Figure 2 - Worldwide Business Smartphone Shipments: Q3 2017 vs. Q4 2017 (in millions) ....................................... 5
Figure 4 - Worldwide Business Smartphone Shipments by OS (in millions) ................................................................ 7
Figure 5 - Tablets Replacement Cycle by Verticals ...................................................................................................... 8
Figure 6 - Worldwide Business Tablet Shipments: Q4 2016 vs. Q4 2017 (in millions) ................................................. 9
Figure 7 - Worldwide Business Tablet Shipments: Q3 2017 vs. Q4 2017 (in millions) ............................................... 10
Figure 8 - Worldwide Business Tablet Shipments by OS (in millions) ........................................................................ 12
Figure 9 - Global Business Smartphone Shipments Forecast by Region, 2017-2022 (in millions) ............................ 14
Figure 10 - Global Business Tablet Shipments Forecast by Region, 2017-2022 (in millions) .................................... 16

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