The Canadian PressNovember 6, 2013 03:01
SEOUL, South Korea - Samsung Electronics Co. has a new goal after overtaking Apple in smartphones: it wants to be world No. 1 in tablet computers too.
A top executive, Shin Jong-kyun, told analysts on Wednesday that Samsung's tablet business is growing rapidly and the company will become the biggest maker of tablet computers. He didn't give a timeframe.
Shin said Samsung's tablet sales will exceed 40 million units this year, more than double sales in 2012.
"Samsung tablet shipments started to grow remarkably since the second half of last year," he said.