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Top 5 makers of tablets, led by Apple

Source : AP
Last Updated: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 19:16 hrs

, according to research firm IHS iSuppli. Since then, Google came out with a challenger, the Nexus 7, and Amazon.com Inc. updated its Kindle Fire line. Apple is hoping to cement its dominance with a smaller iPad and an update to its full-sized one next month.

Apple's 69.6 percent share in the April-June quarter is up from about 58 percent in the first quarter. It's the highest since the first quarter of last year, when Apple had 70 percent in a market with fewer competitors then.

Third-quarter numbers were not yet available.

Here are the top five manufacturers of tablets in the second quarter, as released by IHS iSuppli:

Apple Inc., maker of the iPad, 17 million shipped worldwide, 69.6 percent share

Samsung Electronics Co., maker of Galaxy line, 2.3 million, 9.2 percent.

Amazon.com Inc., maker of Kindle Fire, 1 million, 4.2 percent

AsusTek Computer Inc., maker of Transformer line, 688,000, 2.8 percent

Barnes & Noble Inc., maker of Nook Tablet, 459,000, 1.9 percent

Other, 3 million, 12.3 percent

Source: IHS iSuppli




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