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Global tablet shipment grows by 124%, thanks to the iPad

Apple has again managed to dominate the tablet market and has also pushed the tablet sales to a growth of 118 percent

With a recent release of the forecast Report and Quarterly Mobile PC shipment, the NDP has cited that the tablet market has further grown which also got a good push by the recently released iPad from Apple. They have reported that Apple’s mobile PC business has grown by 118percent from last year’s first quarter sales.

Out of this growth majority of the share came from the iPad and is said to have accounted for nearly four out of every five units of device sold by the company. The tablet is said to have sold about 13.6 million units, which is about 162 percent growth from last year’s 1st quarter.

However, in a broader scale Apple has accounted 62.8 percent of the global tablet sales while Samsung reported to have acquired the second position with 7.5 percent. Samsung has raised its position from the third and have replaced Amazon’s Kindle Fire from the second place. The next position is captured by both RIM and ASUS tablets as both have a 2.3 percent of market share.

Although there are some changes in the lower order of the list but Apple has again proved that it doesn’t have much competition in the long run of the tablets. Because of the major contribution of the tablet Apple have also managed to acquire the top position in the mobile PC market where the laptops and the tablets are put together. Apple have 22.5 percent market share followed by HP with 11.6 percent market share. The later positions are acquired by Acer, Lenovo and Dell respectively with 9 percent, 7.7 percent and 7.3 percent of shares respectively.

However in the laptop and Netbooks list of shareholders HP has taken the pole position with 8.9 million shipments which accounted for 16.2 percent of market share. Acer has acquired the second position with 6.5 million units followed by Lenovo, Dell and ASUS respectively.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-05-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)