Windows 8 Tablets Aim To Push Apple IPad Under 50% Market Share Within A Year

Posted: Apr 18 2012, 2:16am CDT | by , in Rumors | Tablets

Windows 8 Tablets aim to push Apple iPad under 50% Market Share within a Year

Intel and Microsoft are rumored to have the goal to cut down the iPad dominance to under 50% by mid 2013 say sources from Taiwanese ODMs.

I believe that the Windows 8 tablets coming this Fall will sell better than the Android tablets. Microsoft has a huge install base and many consumers are reluctant to get an Apple or Android based product into their home. They are waiting for the Microsoft solution. According to Digitimes, Microsoft and Intel are aiming to break the Apple iPad 70% tablet market dominance. They work with first-tier vendors to bring down the iPad market share of the iPad to under 50% by mid 2013.

I do not think that Microsoft and Intel will reach this ambitious goal, but I could imagine that Windows 8 is beating Android tablets in terms of market share by mid 2013.

So far there is talk about 32 Windows 8 tablets that are supposed to hit the market this fall. All the big PC vendors are part of the Windows 8 tablet push including HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer, Asus and Toshiba.

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