"By keeping its tablet prices so high, he said, Apple could lose its place as the biggest tablet seller, just as it did with smartphones when it lost the first-place position to Samsung, which makes less expensive phones using Google’s Android software. The iPad still dominates the market with a 50 percent share, according to third-quarter figures from the research firm IDC, but that is down from 60 percent a year ago. Samsung is in second place with an 18 percent share, Amazon is third with 9 percent, and Asus, which makes Google’s Nexus 7 tablet, is in fourth with 8.6 percent of the market."Which Tablet to Buy Among Dozens Confuses Shoppers - NYTimes.com
Monday, November 19, 2012
Which Tablet to Buy Among Dozens Confuses Shoppers - NYTimes.com
I suspect the Q4 2012/Q1 2013 numbers will suggest that, for most people not primarily interested in an e-reader tablet (i.e., Kindle or Nook), the tablet decision is coming down to 1) Apple iPad or Google Nexus and 2) ~7" or ~10"