A new report from IDC (International Data Corp.) says that the number of tablets shipped globally will pass the number of PCs shipped in the final quarter of this year. In 2013, they call for tablet sales to gain 27%, while PC sales fall 10%. IDC research analyst Megha Saini indicated that the emergence of lower-priced devices and trade-in programs will be a major game changer in the connected devices marketplace. The report also indicated that the smartphone market rebounded in 2013 after a slowdown in growth rates last year, and that new larger smartphones, or 'phablets', is likely to eat into small tablet sales over the next couple of years, slowing the rate of growth in that sub-market.
Source - IDC: Tablet Shipments Will Top Total PC Shipments Annually By 2015, MSPMentor