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Samsung and Acer battle for number two tablet spot behind Apple

Who said Apple has to dominate the tablet market? As of now they are, but that doesn’t mean things can’t change. According to CNet, Apple shipped 4.7 million tablets last quarter. But hot…err warm… on their heels, Samsung has shipped 850,000 units – and that’s without the newly launched Galaxy Tab 10.1. Following a close third, and could even overtake Samsung, Acer shipped 800,000 units that same quarter. This is promising news for a diverse tablet market.

There’s no reason why Apple can’t become a minority player by the end of the year. Just these two companies alone have a third of Apple’s share.  There is also Motorola, ASUS, LG, HTC and even the Nook by Barnes and Noble.


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