India to Lead Demand for Tablets in Asia-Pacific Region - The New Indian Express

India to Lead Demand for Tablets in Asia-Pacific Region

Published: 08th May 2014 06:05 PM

Last Updated: 08th May 2014 06:51 PM

Global chip maker Intel Corporation is betting on India and three other countries to lead demand for tablets in the Asia-Pacific region.

"India will be the biggest beneficiary of the growth in tablets among the four Asian countries with highest (16 percent) demand in the APJ region," Intel director for software and services group Narendra Bhandari told reporters here Thursday.

Though Intel estimates the overall tablet demand in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) to be 32 percent in 2014 as against 47 percent in 2013, India, Indonesia, Japan and Australia will account for 59 percent of the total demand in the region.

"With about 200 million middle-class potential customers in India, we are seeing a lot of traction for tablets and 2-in-1 mobile devices in the 7-9 inch screen sizes at different price points," he said. 

To cash-in on the growing demand for tablets and new mobile form factors like 2-in-1s, the company's Indian subsidiary is working with global OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) such as Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Panasonic to roll out Intel-based tablets starting at Rs.10,000.

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