Alcatel eyes $10 million revenue from tablet PC segment
    Alcatel eyes $10 million revenue from tablet PC segment
    According to research firm CMR, sales of tablet PCs in India declined 16 per cent year-on-year to around 7.6 lakh units in the January-March 2017 quarter.

    NEW DELHI: Smartphone maker Alcatel aims to garner USD 10 million revenue from its portfolio of tablet PCs, a segment where it hopes to corner 10 per cent market share by the end of this year.The company has recently launched three new tablet PCs, the latest one being the 'A3 10'.We hope to exit 2017 with 10 per cent market share," Praveen Valecha, Regional Director at Alcatel India told PTI.He added that the company expects the tablet PC vertical will clock revenues of about USD 10 million in this calendar year.According to research firm CMR, sales of tablet PCs in India declined 16 per cent year-on-year to around 7.6 lakh units in the January-March 2017 quarter.Compared to the previous October-December quarter, it was lower by 6 per cent.Datawind continued to hold the top spot with 34 per cent market share, followed by iBall with 16 per cent share, the report said.Samsung had 15 per cent share, while homegrown Micromax had 8 per cent share.Globally too, tablet PC sales have been declining (8.5 per cent in March quarter to 36.2 million units) given higher consumer preference for smartphones."The tablet PC market has shrunk mainly because there were no major devices in the Indian market.

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