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Amazon Surpasses Samsung in Tablet Market Last Quarter, IHS Says

Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 01:36 PM

Amazon.com Inc. surpassed Samsung Electronics Co. as the No. 2 seller of tablet-style computers last quarter, shipping 3.89 million Kindle units, according to researcher IHS Inc.

Amazon’s share rose to 14 percent from zero in the third quarter, while Samsung’s slipped to 8 percent from 11 percent, according to IHS.

Apple maintained its lead in the market, shipping 15.4 million iPads to garner 57 percent share. Samsung shipped 2.14 million tablets.

The whole market for tablets rose 55 percent to 27.1 million, according to IHS.

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