Apple dominates global tablet market

November 2nd, 2010 at 3:01 PM  1 Comment

Tablets are nothing new, Microsoft has had them around for years. But despite their best efforts they were nothing more than laptops with screens you could write on with an ugly stylus. They were reserved for business, hospitals and education. The battery life was horrible. They weren’t something your grandma could pickup and figure out how to use. They weren’t sexy.

Enter the iPad.

The iPad is everything Windows tablets were not. Designed for consumers, no stylus required, with an awesome battery. And being mostly glass and aluminium it sets the definition of sexy in the tablet space.

And as such, it has done what Windows tablets have failed for nearly a decade to do. Sell.

Apple now, just six months after launching, dominates the market according to research firm Strategy Analytics. At 95% Apple is now the monster to beat. Best of luck to the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the BlackBerry PlayBook, and the HP Slate (in either Windows 7 or WebOS flavors) — you’ve got your work cut out for you.

via Computer World