Samsung, Lenovo, Datawind top Indian tablet vendors in Q3

Samsung, Lenovo and Datawind are the top Indian tablet vendors in the third quarter of 2013, said an analysis report by CMR.

The tablet market share of Samsung is 15 percent in Q3, Lenovo 13.3 percent and Datawind 12.4 percent.

This is for the first time that Lenovo is making into the top three positions in India.

Tablet vendors such as Apple, Micromax, Karbonn, Xolo, etc. are not finding any place in the top three rankings.

CMR said the tablet market increased 9 percent to 1,204,410 units in the third quarter of 2013, driven by 3G and enterprises.

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Tarun Pathak, Analyst, CMR Telecoms Practice said, “We have seen quite a few vendors exiting the Tablet category altogether, or launching their offerings in the Enterprise Tablets space. Key reasons for this are low profitability in the entry-level Tablets market vis-à-vis a more promising future for growth of the Enterprise Tablets market.”

CMR says the market is expected to pick up towards the end of the year, once Tablet PC vendors are through with their BIS certifications. This is also expected to lead to some market consolidation. Only serious players with a long term vision are likely to remain committed to this category of devices.

3G Tablets market will continue to grow and Android will remain the dominant OS, though it is expected to lose some share to the Windows and iOS platforms, once Windows 8.1 OS-based Tablet devices, the Apple iPad Air and Apple iPad Mini 2 launch in India during the October-December 2013 quarter.


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