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At present, iPad has a 95% share of the tablet market, but things are bound to change

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At present, iPad has a 95% share of the tablet market, but things are bound to change
According to a Q3 report conducted by Strategy Analytics, Apple's iPad has 95% share of the tablet market. That's not much of a surprise if we look at the very limited competition on the tablet front, but it's safe to assume that things are bound to change in the near future with the Samsung Galaxy Tab now available.

Only time will reveal the impact of the Galaxy Tab on the tablet market, but with Gingerbread and Honeycomb updates on the horizon, it's certain that it will gain some territory at the iPad's expense. Furthermore, a host of other manufacturers, including HP, RIM and Viewsonic have announced that they plan to release their own tablets in the near future, which means more competition for the iPad and bigger variety for the end consumer.

Strategy Analytics' report also indicates that tablet sales recorded a growth of 26% in Q3 compared to Q2 of 2010, with a different research conducted by industry tracker Gartner pointing out that tablets' sales are expected to nearly triple to 54.8 million in 2011.

The tablet business is yet in its infancy and it's hard to predict how it will evolve in the next few years. But with competition to the iPad growing and tablets attracting more and more attention, this is getting seriously interesting.

source: WSJ

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posted on 03 Nov 2010, 10:44

1. ajac09 (Posts: 1361; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


after chrismas"Iphad has 30% market share" so many android tablets coming

posted on 03 Nov 2010, 22:57

2. Janet (unregistered)


Wow, that's pretty impressive. 95% of people buy the only product that is actually on sale.
I think that the iPad will still be the leader for the foreseeable future. Well, I do not know what the tablet market share meanings, but I think Apple iPad is deserve it.
I got one just after the release and love it, also using AirDisplay on it makes me realize how touch-unfriendly Redmond’s OS really is. Same can actually be said for any desktop OS, which is why the iPad works; it is a touch based OS. What's more, with the touch-friendly, watching movies on iPad in the help of iFunia iPad Converter really convenient and amazing, on the go!!!

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