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Q1 2016 Business Smartphone & Tablet Sales - Headwinds for Both BYOD and Corporate-Liable

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Report Summary:

Overall, Q1 2016 registered a soft quarter for both business smartphone and tablet markets, as inventory built-up due to volume purchases in Q4 2015. Worldwide business smartphones shipments for Q1 2016 fell to 92.2 million units, while business tablet shipments fell to 17.3 million units, down 21.0% and 9.8% respectively from the previous quarter. Weakening global smartphone and tablet demand, a slowing economy, and piled-up inventory, hampered the growth of both BYOD and Corporate-liable markets in the first quarter of the year.

Table of Contents


1.       Executive Summary  3

2.       Business Smartphones  4

2.1     Business Smartphone Shipment Trends in Q1 2016  4

2.2     Business Smartphone OS Trends  6

3.       Business Tablets  8

3.1     Business Tablet Shipment Trends in Q1 2016  8

3.2     Business Tablet OS Trends  9

4.       Business Smartphone Market Growth Expectations, 2016-2021  11

5.       Business Tablet Market Growth Expectations, 2016-2020  13

6.       Conclusion  15


Figure 1 - Worldwide Business Smartphone Shipments: Q1 2015 vs. Q1 2016 (in millions) 4

Figure 2 - Worldwide Business Smartphone Shipments: Q4 2015 vs. Q1 2016 (in millions) 5

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

Figure 4 - Worldwide Business Tablet Shipments: Q1 2015 vs. Q1 2016 (in millions) 8

Figure 5 - Worldwide Business Tablet Shipments: Q4 2015 vs. Q1 2016 (in millions) 9

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

Figure 7 - Global Business Smartphone Shipments Forecast by Region, 2016-2021 (in millions) 12

Figure 8 - Global Business Tablet Shipments Forecast by Region, 2015-2020 (in millions) 14

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