IDC has submitted first quarter tablet sales estimates for the big five and there’s some interesting tidbits in year over year changes.
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Who Are These People
Samsung sold almost two tablets to every five iPads. When sitting at the airport, coffee shop, or board meeting are you seeing similar usage? Who’s hiding 8 million of these things?
The often overlooked Nexus 7 was almost solely responsible for one vendor’s 350% growth in sales. This is fairly remarkable considering the relatively brief marketing campaign.
Enter Windows 8
Surface RT and Surface Pro came in just shy of a million units. We’re thinking this will grow significantly, especially amidst rumors of a 7″ model introduction to the line.