IDC said that 10.1 million media tablets were shipped in the fourth quarter and to no one's surprise Apple and its iPad dominated. However, Samsung's Galaxy Tab walked away with 17 percent market share.
What remains to be seen is how the availability of the iPad 2 on Friday changes the equation in the first and second quarters. Also: Apple's iPad 2 launch: Here comes the obsession over long lines
IDC also delivered its e-reader scorecard and Amazon's Kindle dominated. More than 6 million e-readers shipped in the fourth quarter.
IDC's scorecard comes at an interesting time. Apple is about to launch its iPad 2 and a bevy of Android devices such as Motorola's Xoom are hitting the market. Early reviews of the Xoom indicate that the device is notable, but flawed by frequent software crashes. Android tablets are likely to improve as the year progresses.