Apple iPad still dominating tablet market

Apple is still the dominant force in the tablet arena, with its iOS tabs, the iPad and the iPad 2, holding a 61 per cent share of the market for the latest quarter.

Apple also sold 6 million more tablets in the quarter than at the same time last year - up from 3.3 million to 9.3 million. But the concern will be that its market share has, in fact, slipped by a third - it did have a 94.3 per cent share for Q2 2010.

Android is the big mover, not surprisingly, with launches such as the Motorola Xoom and the HTC Flyer helping its share rise to over 30 per cent, up from under 3 per cent at the same point in 2010 (from just 100,000 sales to 4.6 million).

There's disappointment for RIM though in the Strategy Analytics produced figures - the BlackBerry PlayBook is not really making much impression, with just 500,000 sales recorded and a share of 3.3 per cent, below even Microsoft's 4.6 per cent share.

Overall, tablet sales rose in a year by over 330 per cent, up from 3.5 million to 15.1 million.

The tablet revolution is in full swing now - who wins out in the end is anyone's guess.

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