Samsung may double tablet market share in 2013

Telecom Lead India: Samsung may double tablet market, according to ABI Research.

Tablet sales in 2013 will grow 28 percent to $64 billion.

The tablet unit shipments will reach 150 million, growing at 38 percent in 2013.

Market intelligence firm ABI Research says a well-executed Samsung tablet strategy could double the company’s tablet market share this year.

Earlier, IDC said Apple dominated the tablet market with 43.6 percent share in Q4 2012.

IDC said worldwide tablet shipments reached 52.5 million units in the fourth quarter of 2012 (4Q12), increasing 75.3 percent from 29.9 million units in Q4 2011. Lower average selling prices (ASPs), a range of new product offerings, and increased holiday spending acted as catalysts.

Number two tablet vendor in Q4 2012 — Samsung — experienced 263 percent year-on-year growth, shipping nearly 8 million combined Android and Windows 8 tablets during the quarter to grab 15.1 percent of the market.

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