Apple rules tablet market with 62% share, Samsung enjoys 7.5%
According to the latest report Apple remains the market leader when the tablet market is concerned. And if statistics by NPD DisplaySearch are to be believed, then Apple now has about 62.8% of the total tablet market and has sold about 13.6 million iPads to capture the market in Q1’12.
Trailing behind Apple is Samsung with its Galaxy Tab range of tablets which sold about 1.6 million units worldwide and enjoys 7.5% of total market share. This figure is indeed nothing as compared to Apple but it makes Samsung take the second spot in the list.
Samsung took the second spot after pushing Amazon and it’s Kindle to the third spot which sold about 0.9 million units worldwide and holds about 4% of total market share.
Next up on fourth spot on the list of the Worldwide Top Five Tablet PC Shipment Rankings is Research In Motion (RIM) with its BlackBerry Playbook which enjoys about 2.3% of the total market share by selling just 500,000 PlayBooks. ASUS also enjoys the same 2.3% of the market share by selling 500,000 tablets but takes the fifth spot.
Unfortunately NOOK tablet by Barnes & Noble failed to make up into the top 5 spots and also Motorola and HTC failed to leave much impact on the market.