Philip Elmer-DeWitt writes on CNNMoneyâ€™s Apple 2.0 blog that Gartner has today issued a report on the tablet market, in which it says that it expects Appleâ€™s iPad to dominate said market for the forseeable future. As far as the tablet market as a whole is concerned, Gartnerâ€™s figures show that tablet sales are expected to reach 118.9 million in 2012, making an increase of a whopping 98% from 2011. Gartner adds that despite growing competition from Google Android tablets, as well as the expected arrival of Microsoft Windows 8 tablets, Appleâ€™s share of the market should still remain buoyant and largely unaffected by its supposed rivals, with Gartner predicting that Appleâ€™s share of the tablet market will drop only slightly to 61.4% from 66.6% last year.
â€œDespite PC vendors and phone manufacturers wanting a piece of the pie and launching themselves into the media tablet market, so far, we have seen very limited success outside of Apple with the iPad,â€ said Carolina Milanesi, research vice president at Gartner.
Source: Gartner: Tablet sales to double this year. The iPad still rules - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech
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