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

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