Hi all,

FYI. This report isn't exactly a surprise. See link.

Take care,


Mobile Devices to Lead Consumer Electronics Growth: Report
By REUTERS, July 18, 2011


NEW YORK (Reuters) - More customers than ever will buy tablet computers and smartphones this year, driving consumer electronics revenue to a record high of $190 billion in 2011, according to a new forecast from a leading industry trade group.

Sales of tablet computers such as Apple Inc's iPad and its rivals will reach 26.5 million units, resulting in $14 billion in revenue, the Consumer Electronics Association said in a report released on Monday.

Smartphone sales will increase by 45 percent to $23 billion, the study said.