Computer manufacturers attempt to catch up to iPad
As the market for tablet computers continues to heat up, one expert recently revealed that many manufacturers may cut back their production, as Apple's iPad continues to dominate sales for the devices.
J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz stated that some companies are reducing their production of tablets by as much as 10 percent this year. However, several companies have kept their production in line since March, including HTC and Levono.
Moskowitz believes the total number of tablets built by manufacturers will reach 73 million this year, down from the 81 million previously projected. With the decrease in tablets shipped this year, notebooks and laptops may gain more of the market, especially with students heading back to school later this year.
Of the total projected shipments this year, Moskowitz expects tablets to account for 32 percent, followed by 21 percent for notebooks.
Overall, tablets figure to be a main driver of increased enterprise IT spending this year. According to research by Gartner, worldwide IT spending is expected to reach $3.6 trillion, increasing 5.6 percent from 2010, due in large part to the rapid adoption of tablets and other mobile devices.