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Asus denies rumors that it may abandon Android tablets

November 18th, 2011

Taiwan-based Asus has denied rumors that it is considering an exit from the tablet market next year. A recent report from industry watcher DigiTimes cited unnamed sources from within component suppliers in stating that several PC vendors such as HP, Dell and Asus might abandon tablets next year in light of the poor sales performance seen …

Tablet market to thin as failures drive PC vendors back to PCs

November 17th, 2011

A number of recent entrants in the tablet space may make quick exits as their tablet offerings go largely unnoticed in a market seen to be dominated by the likes of Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble moving forward. A new report from DigiTimes on Thursday cites unnamed sources from within component suppliers in stating …

SA: Amazon to sell 15 million Kindle Fire tablets through 2013

October 3rd, 2011

Amazon’s upcoming Kindle Fire will quickly become one of the most popular Android-powered tablets in the world according to new projections from Strategy Analytics. The firm stated last week that Amazon will sell more than 15 million Kindle Fire media tablets by the end of 2013, putting the slate on a pace that will likely …

SA: Apple’s iPad owned 80% of North American tablet market in Q2

September 27th, 2011

Amid a flurry of new tablets from the competition, Apple’s iPad managed to capture 80% of the North American tablet market in the second quarter of 2011. Market research and analysis firm Strategy Analytics on Tuesday reported that Apple sold approximately 6 million of the 7.5 million media tablets that were shipped into channels during …

Gartner: Apple’s iPad still has no competition this holiday season

September 22nd, 2011

Apple’s wildly popular iPad 2 will have “free run” in the tablet market this holiday season according to market research firm Gartner. As many Apple competitors continue to spin their wheels, Gartner says global tablet sales are on pace to total 63.6 million units in 2011. Only 17.6 million consumer tablets were sold in 2010, …

Canaccord sees slow PlayBook sales as iPad 2 continues to dominate tablet market

September 7th, 2011

Slower than expected sell-through of Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet has prompted investment bank Canaccord Genuity to slash its sales estimates for RIM’s first tablet. BGR noted last week that Best Buy’s Labor Day sale likely indicated slow sell-through of at least one PlayBook model, and it looks like a recent round of checks jibes …

Tablet shipments may approach 250 million units in 2017

August 25th, 2011

Shipments of consumer media tablets like the Apple iPad are expected to approach 250 million units in 2017, a report from In-Stat suggests. While analysts at In-Stat see tablet adoption growing rapidly over the next six years, even a number as large as 250 million is conservative when considering the estimates other firms have recently …

Tablets are fun, but they can't replace PCs

August 17th, 2011

The iPad continues to sell as fast as Apple’s manufacturing partners can build them, and other vendors are bound to get in on the action as well once they realize they’re doing it wrong. After all, just about every visible analyst has gone on record with the belief that the tablet market will explode over the next few years. …

Android steals 20% of tablet market from iPad over past year

August 12th, 2011

Android-powered tablets have taken 20% of the global tablet market from Apple’s iPad over the past 12 months according to new data from ABI Research. While Android tablets have collectively managed to make a sizable dent in the iPad’s global market share, ABI says no single tablet vendor has managed to “mount a significant challenge” against …

Apple's iPad will still dominate tablet market after a decade, Needham says

August 8th, 2011

Apple’s popular iPad line will still dominate the consumer tablet market a full decade after its initial launch, according to one analyst. In a new report, Needham analyst Charlie Wolf sees the iPad’s share of consumer tablet shipments declining gradually over the next nine years to 60% in 2020. 60%, of course, is still an overwhelming …