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Q1 '17 Global Business Smartphone Shipments Rebound, while Business Tablets Continued to Plummet

Report Summary:

The first quarter of 2017 was a sound quarter for business smartphones, but the worldwide business tablet market continued to plummet. Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 101.0 million business smartphones worldwide in Q1 2017, up 9.5% from 92.2 million units in Q1 2016. The worldwide business tablet market once again contracted in Q1 2017, with a YoY decline of 9.4% and total shipments of just 16.1 million across the entire industry. The decline was primarily due to a strong quarter in Q4 2016 and companies are refrained from spending until new hardware & vendor portfolio updates in latter part of 2017.

Table of Contents

1.       Executive Summary  3

2.       Business Smartphones  4

2.1     Business Smartphone Shipment Trends in Q1 2017  4

2.2     Business Smartphone OS Trends  6

3.       Business Tablets  8

3.1     Business Tablet Shipment Trends in Q1 2017  8

3.2     Business Tablet OS Trends  9

4.       Business Smartphone Market Growth Expectations, 2017-2022  11

5.       Business Tablet Market Growth Expectations, 2017-2022  13

6.       Conclusion  15

7.      How Can We Help You?  16


Figure 1 - Worldwide Business Smartphone Shipments: Q1 2016 vs. Q1 2017 (in millions) 4

Figure 2 - Worldwide Business Smartphone Shipments: Q4 2016 vs. Q1 2017 (in millions) 5

Figure 3 - Worldwide Business Smartphone Shipments by OS (in millions) 7

Figure 4 - Worldwide Business Tablet Shipments: Q1 2016 vs. Q1 2017 (in millions) 8

Figure 5 - Worldwide Business Tablet Shipments: Q4 2016 vs. Q1 2017 (in millions) 9

Figure 6 - Worldwide Business Tablet Shipments by OS (in millions) 10

Figure 7 - Global Business Smartphone Shipments Forecast by Region, 2017-2022 (in millions) 12

Figure 8 - Global Business Tablet Shipments Forecast by Region, 2017-2022 (in millions) 14


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