Microsoft shipped nearly 900,000 units in the first quarter of 2013, according to IDC, but given the hype surrounding the Microsoft Surface that has to be considered something of a disappointment. Rumors of smaller Windows-based tablets may not help, given the largely disappointing consumer sentiment towards Windows 8.
It's clear Apple, vis-a-vis the iPad, is dominating the tablet market, both in unit sales, and market share. For how long is anybody's guess, but as long as consumers see the benefits of Apple's ecosystem and the beauty, elegance and ease of use of the iPad, it'll continue to outweigh the competition. And by a country mile.
-- Written by Chris Ciaccia in New York>Contact by Email. Follow @Chris_Ciaccia