Tablet sales stronger than ever

According to the International Data Cooperation (IDC) the tablet sales in the last quarter of 2011 rose by an amazing 155% compared to Q4 2010. So overall customer bought 68.7 million units in 2011. Based on the strong last quarter IDC corrected it’s own forecast for 2012 to sales up to 106 million devices.

The debut of Amazon with it’s Kindle Fire was strong with 4.7 million units shipped in Q4/2011. But Apple still holds the biggest marekt share with 15.4 million iPads sold which still represents 54.7%. The Android OS tablets are making ground, since the launches of the Amazon and Barnes & Nobles devices pushed tablets massively in the mind of the consumer at an amazing price.

I personally like the idea of tablets coming to everyone – and leaving my laptop off most of the times. If I receive the new iPad tomorrow, I will post a little review on it.

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