website statistics

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Rate This)
Loading...

Last year, when Kindle Fire was launched, a lot of us wondered that perhaps Apple had finally found a worthy contender. While that is not too wrong, Apple has now jumped back in the game. According to IDC’s report detailing quarterly tablet sales, Apple has been able to ship a whooping 67.8% of the total tablets sold during the first quarter of 2012.


This is a significant improvement in the performance of iPad on the quarter-to-quarter basis. During the last quarter of 2011, Apple’s iPad accounted for 54.7% of the total tablet sold. While that was a significantly huge number, Amazon had been able to trim it down with its Kindle Fire, which was literally on fire during the holiday season.

However, it seems that Apple is back in the game with its new iPad. Apple was able to sell three million new iPad tablets within three days of launch! That speaks volume about the popularity and demand for the new tablet from Apple. A total of 17.4 million tablets were sold this quarter, out of which 11.8 million units were iPad, or so Apple claimed.

Kindle Fire has been able to find a fair sized market due to its low price point. And in fact, it has proved that perhaps the only way Android tablet vendors can compete with Apple’s iPad is to offer very low priced tablets. However, the popularity of Kindle Fire has declined and a number of retailers are already stating that they would no longer be selling the tablet.

According to the mobile research director at IDC, Tom Manelli, ‘It seems some of the mainstream Android vendors are finally beginning to grasp a fact that Amazon, B&N, and Pandigital figured out early on.¬†Namely, to compete in the media tablet market with Apple, they must offer their products at notably lower price points.’

The tablet market will get into an even fiercer battle one Windows 8 tablets are launched, which hold a lot of promise and potential. What remains to be seen is that will these tablets be able to challenge Apple’s hegemony.

Buy Cheapest Related Product From Amazon.com


Nikon COOLPIX L26 16.1 MP Digital Camera

Windows 8 Won’t Have Any Kind Of Free DVD PlayBack
You can also press the left/right arrow key on your keyboard to go to previous/next post
  On May 4, 2012(4 years, 0 months ago.)

You May Also Like:

What Do You Think?

Leave a Reply




Loading Facebook Comments ...

FTC Disclosure: Some of the links of this website are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission.


Recent Search

Recent Tutorials

Check out how to teach Siri about nicknames and relationships of the important people in your life in order to make your life easier.
Has your iPhone suddenly turned black & white? Check out this tutorial to know possible reasons & how to fix iPhone screen with few taps.
Check out this tutorial to download FREE movies and TV Shows streaming Showbox app and install it on your Android smartphone or tablet.
Parental Controls allows you to put restrictions on apps or content that can or can not be used by anyone else on your Apple iPhone or iPad.
If you want to print from iPhone without using any computer, check this out to connect and print wirelessly right from the Apple device.
Using Siri, anyone can bypass the Passcode even if iPhone or iPad is locked. Check out this to know how you can disable Siri on lock screen.
Floatify will let you quick reply to the messages or emails through notification bar using your Android Lollipop or Marshmallow.
If you do not know to do face swap, check out this tutorial to learn how the new Snapchat face swapping feature actually works.
Facebook has released the Live video streaming feature and we will show you how to go live using the Facebook app for Android or Apple.
Apple has added some new features along with the releasing of iOS 9.3. Now you can secure your iPhone Notes app with password protection.
Close You Have To Login
User:
Pass:
Login With »Login With TwitterLogin With Facebook