windows surface businessDuring the first quarter of 2013, Microsoft shipped about 900,000 Tablets, which means they now have 1.8 percent of the world’s Tablet market. Research firm IDC says Microsoft is trailing behind the leading company Apple Inc., which shipped 19.5 million Tablets during the first quarter of 2013; they own almost 40 percent of the world’s Tablet market.

The rest of the major Tablet manufacturers include:

  • Samsung with 18 percent of the Tablet market, shipping 8.8 million,
  • Asus with 5.5 percent of the market, shipping 2.7 million, and
  • Amazon.com Inc. with 3.7 percent, shipping 1.8 million.

Ryan Reith of IDC said:

“Recent rumors have talked about the possibility of Windows 8 Tablets and Windows RT Tablets with smaller screens coming to market. However, the market is already moving towards smart 7-8 inch devices, and lower cost and consumer messaging is currently Microsoft’s biggest challenge.”

Do you have questions about Microsoft tablets or even how your business can use tablets such as Windows Surface, Apple iPad or another tablet device?  Call us today, we can help make sense of all the tablets available to business today.

Ernie Sherman

I have a strong passion for helping Ottawa Businesses, Entrepreneurs and professionals to become more productive and successful while allowing them to feel at ease and secure when it comes to their Information Technology needs. As the President of Fuelled Networks since 1998, I specialize in providing no-nonsense flawless and prompt technical support to Ottawa businesses, with in-depth consulting on Fortinet, Microsoft, Microsoft Cloud Stack and security. I strive to help businesses to succeed and take great pride in building long-lasting positive relationships and taking on a strong leadership role within the Ottawa community.

Published On: 7th May 2013 by Ernie Sherman.