Global Rugged Tablet Market 2015-2019 - Market Study

  • Published: Nov 2015
  • Pages: 50
  • SKU: IRTNTR7272

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Market outlook of the global rugged tablet market

Ruggedized tablets have a screen size of more than 7 inches and are able to withstand difficult climatic and environmental conditions. The market for rugged tablets is expected to exhibit an impressive market growth rate of approximately 15% during the forecast period. Factors such as its long battery life and availability of free apps like Microsoft 365, Google Drive, and TeamViewer are responsible for this market’s rapid growth during the next five years.

Technavio’s market research analyst estimates the Americas to dominate the global market for rugged tablets during the forecast period followed by the EMEA and the APAC regions. As many rugged tablet users in North America are loyal to manufacturers like Xplore and Panasonic, the market for rugged tablets in the Americas is expected to increase during the next five years.      

Competitive landscape and key vendors

Competition in this market is intense and is characterized by the evolving standards, significantly changing smart technologies, and frequent new product launches during the forecast period.

Key leading vendors in this market are -

  • DT research
  • Getac
  • Panasonic
  • Xplore

Other prominent vendors in this market are Mobile demand and DRS technology.

Type-based segmentation of the rugged tablet market

  • Fully rugged tablets
  • Semi rugged tablets
  • Ultra-rugged tablets

The fully rugged tablets segment is expected to account for more than 43% of the total market share during the forecast period. Its high market dominion can be attributed to factors like its augmented demand in end-user segments such as military, medical, transportation, and construction.

End-user segmentation of the rugged tablet market

  • Field service
  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Others

Technavio’s market research analyst has estimated the field service segment to lead the market in terms of revenue generated during the forecast period. The growing usage of fully rugged tablets in road projects and construction sites by the field personnel is expected to bolster this segment’s growth during the next five years. 

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2019?
  • What are the key factors driving the global rugged tablet market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global rugged tablet market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global rugged tablet market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global rugged tablet market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the EMEA, Americas, and APAC?
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global rugged tablet market?

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Primary sources

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  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

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  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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