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Top 5 tablet manufacturers
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June 19, 2012
First Published: 11:46 IST(19/6/2012)
Last Updated: 11:49 IST(19/6/2012)
The iPad was Apple's entry into the 'tablet computer' market, with touch-controlled interface, and capable of use as an ebook reader, video and music player, digital photo frame, email and Web access device, etc.

In producing its own tablet computer called Surface, Microsoft Corp. is entering a market dominated by Apple Inc. Six out of every 10 tablets shipped are iPads, according to research firm IHS iSuppli.

Here are the top five manufacturers of tablets last year:

Apple Inc., maker of the iPad, 40.5 million shipped worldwide, 62 percent share

Samsung Electronics Co., maker of Galaxy line, 6.1 million, 9 percent.

Amazon.com Inc., maker of Kindle Fire, 3.9 million, 6 percent

Barnes & Noble, maker of Nook products, 3.3 million, 5 percent

AsusTek Computer Inc., maker of Transformer line, 2.1 million, 3 percent

Other, 9.4 million, 14 percent

Source: IHS iSuppli


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