Thursday, December 26, 2013

Tablets sale soar - but Apple's iPad lose market against Android Rivals

A survey in UK has shown that the sale of tablets has been on the rise during 2013 - in fact it trebled. A total of 7.6 million units shipped to Britain in the first three quarters of 2013, and a similar number expected to be sold in the Christmas period.

But does it include Apple's iPad share?

Well it seems the hay days of Apple have been numbered as the Android based tablets has captured a 56% market share as compared to 38% of iPads.

And Apple is to be blamed for it as the iPads are much costlier than its competitors  And that is the reason that budget tablets launched by Tesco and Aldi are stealing market share. Tesco is selling the Hudl for just £119, in a bid to attract customers who might normally shun tablets as a pricey luxury. While budget supermarket Aldi went even further with the Lifetab, which sold out within hours of going on sale for £80.

Talking of the leading brands, the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire are both available for less than £200, compared to a minimum of £320 for the iPad Mini and £400 for the iPad Air.

Given the choice, which tablet would you buy?

Read more about it at: Mail Online

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