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iPads Displace Android Tablets Worldwide

  • IDC, Wednesday, September 14, 2011 12:03 PM
Worldwide media tablet shipments rose by 88.9% on a sequential basis -- and 303.8% year-over-year -- in the second calendar quarter of 2011, according to new findings from International Data Corporation. That amounted to 13.6 million units during the quarter, according IDC. What's more, based on the strong performance in the second quarter, and an improved outlook for the second half of the year, IDC raised its shipment forecast for 2011 to 62.5 million units -- up from a previous projection of 53.5 million units.

"Worldwide media tablet shipments in the second quarter were driven by continued robust demand for Apple's iPad 2, which saw shipments reach 9.3 million units, representing a 68.3% share of the worldwide market (up from 65.7% the previous quarter)," IDC reports. Research in Motion entered the media tablet market in the second quarter with its PlayBook product, grabbing a 4.9% share of the market.

"Apple's strength and RIM's entrance meant bad news for Android-based media tablets, which saw its collective share slip to 26.8%, down from 34.0% the previous quarter," IDC added.

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