Apple’s iPad Loses Market Share to Android in Q4

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Market research firm Strategy Analytics reports that Android based tablets gave gained market share in the fourth quarter at the expense of Apple’s iPad. According to a statement released by Strategy Analytics, tablets running on Android accounted 22% of the tablet PC market in the quarter ending 31st December as compared to only 2.3% in the earlier quarter; an astounding ten-fold increase in market share. Apple’s iPad has borne the brunt of this unexpected rise in Android’s fortunes with market share slipping to 75% in Q4 as compared to 95% in the last quarter. → Read More

Kindle’s Popularity Forces Competitors to Slash Prices

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The nascent but fast growing e-reader market in the United States has largely been dominated by Amazon’s Kindle since its debut back in 2007. In addition to Kindle, Apple’s multi-purpose iPad tablet and Barnes and Noble’s Nook have also made significant inroads into the e-reader space. This has made life difficult for the dozen or so newcomers in this segment. To stay in the reckoning, these companies are now offering their e-readers at a substantial discount to the established players like Kindle and Nook which are currently available at $139 and $149 respectively. Some of the most “attractive” offers are detailed below. → Read More