iPad’s Market Share Increases to 68% as Kindle Fire Falters

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    AppleInsider reports today on new figures released by IDC that show that Apple’s worldwide share of the tablet market has increased from 54.7% in the final quarter of 2011 to 68% in the first quarter of 2012. And it seems that Apple’s gain is Amazon’s loss, with IDC reporting that Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet dropped from a 16.8% market share in the fourth quarter of 2011 to just a 4% share in the first quarter of 2012.

    Samsung also profited from Amazon’s misfortune, retaking the number 2 position in worldwide tablet shipments. Lenovo came in fourth, and Barnes & Noble took the fifth spot with its Nook.

    Source: Kindle Fire shipments drop sharply as Apple's iPad takes 68% tablet share
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    That's what I'm talking about!
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    I think that long term, the iPad will see some really strong competition.
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    Is that y kindle is offering the complete Harry potter series for free? Talk about good marketing, if they throw in the movies, I'll re download the kindle app on My new iPad.
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    I think this is the offer you're referring to, and it requires Prime membership and a Kindle Fire or e-ink device:

    Harry Potter e-book loaners coming to your Kindle, if you're Primed -- Engadget

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