with eyes can see that the Apple iPad is dominating the tablet market
today. This is in large part due to the fact that as of now there are
still very few competitors on the market. That lack of competition is
changing quickly though with tablets running Windows and Android due
on the market soon.Research firm Strategy Analytics reports
that for the quarter spanning July through September the Apple iPad
dominated the market with 95%
of the tablet market. The market for tablets over the quarter
swelled to 4.4 million units. The previous quarter was good for 3.5
million tablets according to the research firm.Analyst Neil
Mawston said, "The tablet wars are up and running. Apple has
quickly leveraged its famous brand, an extensive retail presence and
user-friendly design to develop the tablet segment into a
multi-billion-dollar global business."There are other
tablets coming to the market that will run Android, Windows, MeeGo,
webOS and the Blackberry OS making for many more choices over the
coming months. Android is expected to be very popular on tablets and
its scant 2.3% market share is expected to rise significantly in
Q4.While Apple is dominating the tablet market, other major
brands are also looking to get into the tablet market. The world's
number two shipper of computers - Dell - will be getting into the
market in a big way in 2011. This comes from the mouth of
Dell CEO Michael Dell.Dell said at an event in Hong Kong,
"We're going to have a significant number of new tablets in the
next year. There're lots of debate about the size of the market,
who's buying these devices, and those questions always emerge when
there's a new form factor."
also noted it's easier to develop software for phones based on the
Windows Phone 7 operating system than Android. There was no further
explanation provided for the comment, so we'd be curious to hear the
reasoning behind this statement.
quote: I believe Apple's Tablet Market Dominance will be short lived.
quote: Well, we know that, but Tony would rather ignore history. I'm sure when its marketshare falls, which is only a matter of time, that he'll be back to say that marketshare doesn't matter. Seriously, you can only have it one way Tony.
quote: Apple has 95% of Tablet Market
quote: I think you may be mistaken.
quote: a) An expectation that the iPad will continue to outsell competing tablets for a long time.
quote: All of that is addressing market share.
quote: I cannot see any Android or Windows tablet competing with iPad version one until the spring at the earliest. And then Apple will be releasing iPad version 2 and, if they follow the strategy of the iPhone release cycle, they will drop the price of the iPad V1 and thus under cut a lot of the competition.Apple really do have an astonishing amount of momentum in the tablet market and I think the extent of the iPad success surprised even them. As far as it is possible to judge it seems iPad sales have mostly been constrained by supply rather than demand and Apple have been frantically ramping up production pipelines.
quote: But Apple screwed it up big time by:- Leaving out print capability- Leaving out a USB port / media card slot- Forcing you to go through the App store- Pricing it too high