iPad Controls 93% Of Tablet Market

It has emerged that Apple held 93% of the tablet market in Q3 of 2010. The revelation comes from technology industry analysts ABI Research who claim that Camp Cupertino was responsible for nearly all of the 4.5 million tablets that shipped last summer.

It was previously reported that Apple held 95% of the tablet market between July and September of 2010 and this latest figure continues to show the huge impact the fruity company had in this department following the release of the iPad in April. Since September, Samsung has introduced two tablets to the market and we’ve seen a significant rise in the number of decent tabs heading to the shop shelves such as the Motorola Xoom, BlackBerry PlayBook and the HTC Flyer.

As a result, it is expected that Apple’s massive dominance will be short lived even with the iPad 2 being just days away from being announced, which is rumoured to sport two cameras, a slimmer frame and a better processor. However, how much the company’s market shares will go down are set to be an interesting watch to see if Google’s efforts to create a tablet-orientated operating system has paid off or not.

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