This IDC Forecast Update forecasts and analyzes the worldwide ereader market by region. It supersedes Worldwide and U.S. eReader 2012-2016 Forecast Update: September 2012 (IDC #237352, October 2012). It includes shipment, revenue, and ASP data for the 2012-2016 forecast period as well as segmentation by consumer versus commercial adoption, WiFi-only versus 3G/4G support, and operating system (OS). eReaders, as exemplified by the Amazon Kindle, are slate form factor devices with epaper displays that are used to display consumer ebooks and periodicals.
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