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iPad, to Lead Tablet Distribution of PCs in 2011

Written on November 29, 2010 by Adam Eve

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Reports from a variety of analysts predict a huge increase in tablet computer sales next year, with Apple's iPad accounting for the largest number sold by far. What implications can these predictions produce for Apple's competitors?

A prediction from analysts at Citigroup, FBR Capital Markets and Gartner reveals that next year’s sales of tablets will be led by Apple. Citigroup estimates that 35 million tablets will ship in 2011, with Apple’s iPad representing three-quarters of the total sale. Craig Berger of FBR Capital Markets pointed out that Apple will sell 40 million iPad next year, and that other manufacturers will manage to distribute 30 million units.

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