NPD Display Search has released their Q2 2012 sales report and it has interesting information on the state of the tablet market, worldwide.
Apple is still number 1 with 62.8% share (13.6m units), followed by Samsung at 7.5% (1.6m units), Amazon at 4% (0.9m units) and RIM with 2.3% (0.5m units).
A couple of things strike me. First, B&N isn’t in the top five. Given it’s place in the bookselling market I’d have assumed they’d be there. Well, at least above RIM.
Second, The difference between Apple, Samsung and Amazon is vast. For every Samsung tablet sold, seven people are buying an Apple one. The number rises to 15 for Amazon. And that’s just for Q1 2012. Not quite the old days of 80% share but still very, very healthy.