Report: Asia is mad for tablets that make calls, which now account for 25% of all shipments

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Fresh from last week’s Jana report claiming that emerging markets prefer large screens, there’s evidence that the appetite for big screens goes beyond smartphones in Asia. According to a new report from IDC, close to one in four of all tablets shipped to the continent (minus Japan) is equipped with cellular voice capabilities. More precisely, the analyst firm says 3.5 million of the 13.8 million tablets (with seven-inch screens) that shipped to Asia over the past three months were fitted with the ability to make calls like a smartphone. That, IDC says, represents an increase of more than 60 percent year-on-year. Unsurprisingly all of the voice…

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