As if you needed further proof that tablet popularity is skyrocketing, NPD DisplaySearch has provided some new data to make that point even clearer.
According to the research firm, 72.7 million tablets hit store shelves worldwide in 2011, securing the form factor 25.5 percent of the entire mobile PC market. Assuming NPD DisplaySearch's fourth-quarter estimates hold up, tablet shipments last year rose 256 percent compared to 2010.
Meanwhile, the research group has revised its 2011 notebook shipment forecast down slightly to 187.5 million units from its original 188 million estimate. Still, it estimates that notebook shipments … Read more