Billions of connected device shipments in 2014

Seasonal forecasts for connected device sales / shipments are beginning to appear and  the more popular ones are measured in the billions.

Starting at the top in volume terms Digitimes predict 1.24 billion smartphones will ship next year and that the leading suppliers are likely to be:

  1. Samsung
  2. Apple
  3. LG
  4. Sony
  5. Lenovo
  6. Huawei
  7. Microsoft
  8. ZTE
  9. Coolpad
  10. TCL

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On the Tablet front Canalys  are going for a little under 0.3 billion while PC’s are at an almost identical level.

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Predictably Apple & Samsung are at #’s 1 & 2 on the tablet vendor front.Canalys  predict some disruption on the PC vendor side “Expect 2014 to bring a flurry of acquisitions, mergers, and failures as PC hardware vendors of all sizes struggle to maintain their desktop and notebook business while attempting to capitalize on a tablet market that will see great volumes driving limited value.”

Wearables predictions vary widely but an average might be up to 100 million or so looking at BI Intelligence’s analysis produced earlier this year.

Wearables are certainly attracting greatly increased developer interest as clearly shown by Strategy Analytics recent poll as per our header graphic.

Connected TV’s could also reach the 100 million level and we mustn’t forget e-readers, games consoles, set top boxes and of course the internet of things devices

So getting out our trusty calculator we reckon this lot comes to well over 2 billion!

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