On Monday, research firm IDC reported that 27.8 million tablets were sold worldwide in the third quarter of 2012 with Apple holding the majority even as other vendors, such as Samsung and Amazon, are catching up. But that's not the story: Tablet sales have already approached nearly 25 percent of PC sales. As computer sales are in decline, sales of tablets rose 49.5 percent from the same quarter in the prior year. That's more bad news for traditional computer makers.To get a feel for the tablet vs PC market, I again looked to IDC
The ownership rate of tablet computers in the U.S. has reached 31 percent as of last month, more than doubling the number for this time last year. That's according to the latest version of the Consumer Electronics Association's tablet rankings.