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Quick Note: Tablets

June 24, 2012

Today’s Note briefly discusses the tablet market. “iPad Remains Dominant in 1Q’2012 While Kindle Fire Fizzles” on abiresearch.com discusses the current tablet market. Really, the title kind of says it all.

Apparently the Samsung units slid into second place in the market behind the iPad.

However, the post does tell us:

“A pattern similar to smartphones is also occurring in tablets,” says Jeff Orr, group director, consumer research. “Apple and Samsung have demonstrated staying power while other tablet vendors ebb and flow like the tide.” Only two leading branded tablet OEMs – RIM (233%) and Lenovo (107%) – bucked the downward first quarter shipment trends, while Taiwan’s ASUS remained flat sequentially from 4Q’2011. Several vendors, including Dell, HP, and LG are currently retooling tablet portfolios for mid-year launches of Android 4.0 along with the much anticipated Windows 8 slates debuting later in 2012.

[italics added by me to quotes from the post]

Keeping track of the latest developments in the tablet world isn’t easy. But this blog post does have some useful things to say. The article as published before the release of the well-concealed Microsoft product, though.

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