Feeds

Only Samsung will challenge Apple's iPad in 2012

Single-figure market shares for the rest

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Apple's share of the tablet market may be heading downward, but it's still going to sell a shedload of fondleslabs next year.

Most market watchers would express such a description of the table business if asked, but an analyst at Canaccord Genuity, an investment bank, has added some numbers to the picture.

According to CG's Michael Walkley, Apple will take 57 per cent of the tablet market in 2012, well down on the 90-odd per cent it took in 2010.

Of course, the growth in unit shipments more than compensates the Mac maker for its share slippage. Some 102.3m tablets will ship in 2012, CG reckons, up from 18.1m in 2010 and 60.3m in 2011.

Shipments of iPads will account for 58.8m of those, with every other player battling each other for the remainder. The only other supplier with double-digit shipments, CG thinks, will be Samsung, shipping 10m tablets for a ten per cent share of the market.

CG has most players upping their shipments between 2012 and 2011, most notably the aforementioned Apple and Samsung, but also Amazon - 2m units in 2011, 5m in 2012 - and Nokia: no units this year, 3m in 2012.

Nokia is expected to jump on the Windows 8 bandwagon, as will a variety of PC makers, such as Dell, HP and Lenovo. Together this latter group will account for 4.5m units in 2012, some Android, most Windows 8.

Asus' share will dip a percentage point to four per cent, despite shipment growth. RIM's rising sales will not lift its share beyond two per cent in 2012 - its figure for 2011, CG estimates. Motorola won't increase its shipments year on year, leading to a decline in market share from two per cent to one. ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
WTF happened to Pac-Man?
In his thirties and still afraid of ghosts
Reg man builds smart home rig, gains SUPREME CONTROL of DOMAIN – Pics
LightwaveRF and Arduino: Bright ideas for dim DIYers
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Apple patent LOCKS drivers out of their OWN PHONES
I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't let you text that
Microsoft signs Motorola to Android patent pact – no, not THAT Motorola
The part that Google never got will play ball with Redmond
Happy 25th birthday, Game Boy!
Monochrome handset ushered in modern mobile gaming era
Slip your finger in this ring and unlock your backdoor, phone, etc
Take a look at this new NFC jewellery – why, what were you thinking of?
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
prev story

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.