Tablet Sales Show No Sign Of Slowing

Over 27 million tablets were shipped worldwide in Q3, an increase of almost 50% year-on-year. The figures, released by IDC, show that top dog is still Apple, at 50.8%, but its market share has slipped by 9.3% year-on-year, and 16% since the last quarter. Apple’s bete noir, Samsung, turned out the most impressive performance, shipping 5.1 million units–up by 115% from 2Q12. Amazon’s market share was up, to 9%, meaning, as with yesterday’s smartphone news, Android is pushing hard in the tablet market.

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