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Worldwide market share for tablet computers

Wednesday - 5/1/2013, 6:39pm  ET

The Associated Press

Research firm IDC says there were 49.2 million tablet computers shipped during the first three months of the year, more than double the 20.3 million a year earlier. Here are IDC's figures for worldwide tablet unit shipments and market share in the first quarter of 2013.

-- Apple Inc., 19.5 million units, 39.6 percent share (58.1 percent share a year earlier, 65.3 percent increase)

-- Samsung Electronics Co., 8.8 million units, 17.9 percent share (11.3 percent share a year earlier, nearly fourfold increase)

-- AsusTek Computer Inc., 2.7 million units, 5.5 percent share (3.1 percent share a year earlier, 4.5 times)

-- Amazon.com Inc., 1.8 million units, 3.7 percent share (3.6 percent share a year earlier, 2.5 times)

-- Microsoft Corp., 900,000 units, 1.8 percent share. Microsoft did not sell the Surface tablet a year earlier.

-- Other, 15.5 million units, 31.5 percent share (24.1 percent share a year earlier, more than triple)

Source: IDC


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