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Worldwide market share for tablets, a market dominated by Apple and Samsung

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Research firm IDC says there were 49.2 million tablet computers shipped during the first three months of the year, more than double the 20.3 million a year earlier. Here are IDC's figures for worldwide tablet unit shipments and market share in the first quarter of 2013.

— Apple Inc., 19.5 million units, 39.6 per cent share (58.1 per cent share a year earlier, 65.3 per cent increase)

— Samsung Electronics Co., 8.8 million units, 17.9 per cent share (11.3 per cent share a year earlier, nearly fourfold increase)

— AsusTek Computer Inc., 2.7 million units, 5.5 per cent share (3.1 per cent share a year earlier, 4.5 times)

— Amazon.com Inc., 1.8 million units, 3.7 per cent share (3.6 per cent share a year earlier, 2.5 times)

— Microsoft Corp., 900,000 units, 1.8 per cent share. Microsoft did not sell the Surface tablet a year earlier.

— Other, 15.5 million units, 31.5 per cent share (24.1 per cent share a year earlier, more than triple)

Source: IDC

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