All tablets sold in Q3 2010 Tablet were iPads, well almost

All tablets sold in Q3 2010 Tablet were iPads, well almost

Summary: ABI Research has published a report containing tablet sales figures for the third quarter of last year, and it was an iPad quarter. Of the 4.5 million tablets sold during that period, a whopping 4.2 million were iPads.

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ABI Research has published a report containing tablet sales figures for the third quarter of last year, and it was an iPad quarter. Of the 4.5 million tablets sold during that period, a whopping 4.2 million were iPads. This only left crumbs for the few competitors trying to bust into the tablet limelight.

To be fair, the only tablet released last year that garnered significant sales numbers (depending on who you believe) was the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The Tab wasn't released in time to factor into these numbers so a similar report covering the following quarter would be interesting to see.

Apple didn't invent the tablet, in spite of what some believe, but it perfected the product to give it mass appeal for the first time. There is no denying how compelling a user experience the iPad delivers. My Mom (pictured with iPad above), who has actively resisted touching a computer of any kind for her 80+ years, took to the iPad immediately when it was handed to her. She admitted she wasn't intimidated by it at all, as it "invites you to touch it". That is what competitors are faced with, and it's not going to be an easy battle to win.

Topics: Hardware, iPad, Laptops, Mobility, Tablets

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  • RE: All tablets sold in Q3 2010 Tablet were iPads, well almost

    Yes ,Last year Apple dominated or rather single handedly ruled the tablet market.Coming year or two it is expected to dominate simply because of the huge advantage of last years figures. Hope others too flood the users with better features in order to gain market share.(tech-sharing.com)
    rtechblogger
  • Q4 was 22% Android tablets, 78% iPad

    There was a reputable report that showed this ... I'll try to find the link. I DON'T know if it's sales to channel vs. users, etc. Most of that 22% was the Galaxy Tab, was the conclusion.
    daboochmeister
    • RE: All tablets sold in Q3 2010 Tablet were iPads, well almost

      @daboochmeister

      That was debunked and found to be not true at all.
      seraph82
  • What a Crock of BS ..... I mean RDF!!! lol....

    iCrAppleholics will be so excited about at least some good news. Meanwhile.... their over inflated Bubblenomic iCrApple Share's Market Cap has been taking daily Billion Dollar Beatings! haha....
    i2fun@...
    • RE: All tablets sold in Q3 2010 Tablet were iPads, well almost

      @i2fun@...

      Sounds like someone's all cranky wanky and needs nappy time!
      seraph82
      • RE: All tablets sold in Q3 2010 Tablet were iPads, well almost

        @seraph82
        Mommy let him loose on the computer again.

        lol... :D
        search & destroy
  • What a Crock of BS ..... I mean RDF!!! lol....

    Just so you know they have been leaving all the original tablet devices including Archos (also first Multimedia device to surf the web with) and Microsoft's Origami Devices along with countless others out of those numbers.<br><br>Archos alone had healthy sales including devices with Windows 7 installed. Unless you are as retarded as other iCrAppleholics thinking iFad is somehow more Magical and Revolutionary than the rest of the World and therefore able to yell..... FIRST.... like some kiddie on a playground!<br><br>Yeah.... Slates, Tablets etc are nothing NEW themselves. Just CrApple's using a iPod Touch OS to run them is. But Magical and Revolutionary??? lol.... yeah right!!! ahaha.... next thing you know all you iCrAppleholics will be claiming CrApple invented the Wheel!<br><br>And if they did..... we'd know it's not true or else it'd be square like Steve Jobs's head!!! .......and it'd be known as the iWheel a device to help prevent that law of nature.... "What goes around comes around". Because CrApple doesn't want what it's been throwing out in the way of Karma to come around...... again!!!

    CrApple = A group of Wall Street Gypsy Barkers using RDF Infomercial Marketing to saturate the World with their Trinkets, Toys and Devices that can't do what you bought them for. Like make calls or actually surf the REAL WEB! .....FYI all you iCrAppleholics!!! Surfing the full web (not iCrApple Fool's AOL HELL Garden Walled Web) includes the close to 90% of web with FLASH CONTENT ON IT!

    FLASH that's included on over 70% of the Web Pages still being developed TODAY. That all right alongside HTML5 across the Web! .....how many new web pages have the competitor's Quicktime plugin embedded? How about ZERO!!! lol.... ;)
    i2fun@...
    • RE: All tablets sold in Q3 2010 Tablet were iPads, well almost

      @i2fun@... It doesn't matter because the iPad doesn't support quicktime either!
      slickjim
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        i2fun@...
      • Two Apple Haters fighting amongst

        @i2fun@...
        themselves.. Classic:) Seriously funny. The Greek Tragedy aspect is despite their collective angst and very emotional responses to a company that does not even know they exist nor care all their efforts come to naught. The perfect ending to this story....

        Pagan jim
        James Quinn
  • Apple &quot;perfected&quot; the product?

    I guess that means that, there will never be any need to change the product, and that all other efforts by the competition to produce their "imperfect" products are a waste of time and money and effort.

    Perfection cannot be improved upon.
    adornoe
  • Also, shouldn't there be a disclaimer stating that this is an advertisement

    by ZDNet for Apple and being paid by Apple?

    And, is the mother in that picture being compensated for participating in the ad?
    adornoe
  • Hmmm...just like the wall street bankers...when you cheat and lie,

    you end up making off like a bandit.

    Way to go Apple! Good for you! you lied and cheated and conned money out of good, hard working Americans and their families, all for your bottom line.

    You and Wall Street deserve each other

    Folks, wake up! Apple is lying to you!

    http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/confessions-of-an-apple-store-employee-we-lie-to-customers-all-the-time-535959.html
    SonofaSailor
    • Not too far down, I hope

      @SonofaSailor You're kidding! Salesmen lie? Who knew? I hope that was one of those low- rider turnip trucks you fell off.
      Robert Hahn
      • NO...Scumbags lie. Salesmen tell the truth and still manage to sell you

        @Robert Hahn

        whatever product they're selling.
        SonofaSailor
      • RE: All tablets sold in Q3 2010 Tablet were iPads, well almost

        @Robert Hahn Guess that means whoever sold his mom the birth control was lying.
        Ron Burgundy
      • Awwwww! you made a funny!!!

        @Ron Burgundy

        and look, hopefully Robert Hahn will respond you will get your first ever friend! won't that be exciting!?
        SonofaSailor
    • Wow an anonymous employee said that

      @SonofaSailor

      Well, I'm sold. I mean it totally conflicts with every single Apple store encounter I have ever had but if some anonymous employee(?) said it then it certainly must be true.
      oncall
      • YOU WERE BEING LIED TOO

        @oncall

        that's why you think every single Apple store encounter you've had was great.

        like all the other iSheep you bought into the hype and drank the kool aid.
        SonofaSailor
      • Were or are?

        @SonofaSailor

        Let's see take my own personal experiences against that of an anonymous employee and some anonymous Apple hater? Hmmmm. That's a tough one I'll tell ya.
        oncall