It looks as if that if you’re in the computer business in 2011, India will be the place to be.
According to a report released by IT research analysts, Gartner, the Indian PC market will grow by over 25% during the coming year.
While India’s largest cities already have good PC penetration, it is now the country’s smaller cities that are seeing significant growth in PC sales, so much so, that the report forecasts 35% of PC revenue is coming from what Gartner classifies as “Tier III and IV” cities. This is expected to grow to 50% by th end of 2013.
“There is an increased aspiration to own a PC in India. The younger generation is contributing to the large scale adoption of PCs in India in a significant way,” said Vishal Tripathi, principal research analyst at Gartner. “Besides reading and surfing the internet, the usage of PCs for watching movies, listening to music, and gaming are playing a pivotal role in driving demand.”
Even desktop PCs are not immune from growth with Gartner expecting a 5% growth in desktop sales during 2011 to hit 7.2million while mobile devices will grow an astonishing 61% to reach 5.9million by the end of 2011.
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