Connected device shipments double in 2010

Notebook PCs remained the most popular ‘connected’ device in 2010, despite the rapid rise of tablet PC variants, Berg Insight claims.
The firm notes that shipments of connected devices doubled to 22 million in 2010, but said that notebooks remain the most common terminals to be equipped with cellular connections.
Senior analyst Johan Svanberg states the growth in 2010 was fuelled by the “sheer availability of affordable devices.”
However, “substantial price reductions,” on connected tablets, e-readers and PNDs made those categories the fastest growers of 2010, the firm notes.
Continued demand for connected devices will see the market grow at a CAGR of 65% between 2010 and 2015, the firm predicts.