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Gartner: Tablet demand drives increase in smart device shipments, Reuters says

Strong demand for tablets such as Apple's iPad will help worldwide shipments of web-enabled devices increase this year, offsetting a decline in desktop and laptop computers, according to Gartner, reports Reuters. Combined shipments of computers, tablets and mobile phones will reach 2.32 billion units in 2013, a 4.5% increase over 2012, Gartner forecast. Shipments of tablets are expected to rise 42.7% to 184M.