iPad Holds 80 Percent Tablet Market Share
Despite the arrival of numerous competitor products, Apple's iPad maintained an 80 percent market share for tablets in North America in the second quarter, according to Strategy Analytics.
The Global Tablet Vendor Market Share by Region: Q2 2011 found that Apple comprised 6 million of the 7.5 million tablets sold in North America during the quarter.
“Apple completely dominates the North American tablet market, capturing 80 percent share of 7.5 million shipments during Q2 2011," Alex Spektor, the firm's senior analyst, said as part of the announcement. "Apple remains a long way ahead of its main rivals such as Motorola, Samsung, RIM, Asus and HTC. A combination of cool branding, user-friendly hardware, entertaining services and savvy retail distribution has made Apple a formidable market leader.”