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Business Smartphones and Tablets Both Soar in Q4 '15 vs Q3 '15

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Report Summary:

Overall, Q4 2015 registered a strong quarter for both business smartphone and tablet markets due to Samsung and iOS's strong performance in Q4 2015. Business smartphones shipments increased 16%, while business tablets overall declined 7% in 2015 year on year from 2014. Worldwide, personal liable devices are still the dominant type of business smartphones and tablets but corporate liable purchasing continues to increase as some companies still want full control over the mobile access to corporate systems for many of its users.

Table of Contents


2.1     Business Smartphone Shipment Trends in Q4 2015  4

2.2     Business Smartphone OS Trends  5

3.1     Business Tablet Shipment Trends in Q4 2015  7

3.2     Business Tablet OS Trends  8



Figure 1 - Worldwide Business Smartphone Shipments: Q4 2014 vs. Q4 2015 (in millions) 4

Figure 2 - Worldwide Business Smartphone Shipments by OS (in millions) 6

Figure 3 - Worldwide Business Tablet Shipments: Q4 2014 vs. Q4 2015 (in millions) 7

Figure 4 - Worldwide Business Tablet Shipments by OS (in millions) 9

Figure 5 - Global Business Smartphone Shipments Forecast by Region, 2015-2020 (in millions) 11

Figure 6 - Global Business Tablet Shipments Forecast by Region, 2015-2020 (in millions) 13

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