Tablet sales to double in 2012, boosting by Apple iPads

April 10, 2012 No Comments

Apple to continue domination as worldwide tablet sales double in 2012.

Tablet sales are expected to double in 2012, boosted by Apple’s continued dominance, Android growth and the entrance of 1st gen Windows 8 products.

Tablet sales are forecast to reach 118.9 million units in 2012, a 98% increase on 2011′s 60 million units, says a report by Gartner.

Apple will continue to dominate in 2012 with 61.4% market share, boosted by sales of its third generation iPad. Despite some controversies, The New iPad is expected to continue to sell well.

Android tablets are forecast to account for 31.9% of sales in 2012, hampered by the lack of dedicated tablet apps. Read CBR’s review of the Orange Tahiti tablet here.

Gartner’s consumer survey data shows that consumers are running many of their apps on their mobile phones and their tablets.

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