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Samsung is nipping at Apple's tablet market share heels

Samsung is poised to consume more and more of Apple's tablet market share (NASDAQ:AAPL, KRX:005930)

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Apr 10, 2014 4:30 am

There was once a time when the iPad was invincible, selling millions upon millions of tablets for Apple, making the Cupertino-based company the leader in tablets. But, with Samsung shipping over 14 million tablets in Q1 2014 alone, Samsung is quickly ccatching up.

 

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One Samsung official spoke with ZDNet, who said: "We have implemented a comprehensive sales plan for tablets, from emerging countries to developed ones. We have overcome last year's weak fourth quarter (for the first quarter this year)". Samsung's mobile boss has promised that the South Korean giant will be the leader in tablets before 2014 is wrapped up.

 

As it stands, Apple controls 30% of the global tablet shipments for the previous quarter, according to an internal Samsung estimation. In the previous quarter, Apple sold a record 26 million iPads. In 2013, Samsung shipped over 40 million tablets, double what it shipped the previous year. For 2014, Samsung has some big hopes, where it wants to ship as many as 100 million slates.

NEWS SOURCES:Bgr.com

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