iPad’s strangle hold of Canadian tablet market finally easing

A study by Solutions Research Group (SRG) performed in the spring of 2012 shows that Apple’s share of the tablet market in Canada dropped significantly from last year, it is now 56%, down from 80% the previous year. The biggest winner was RIM’s Playbook that now has 19% of the market, up from 4%; products from Acer and Asus have 6% and 5% respectively.  Apart from being cheaper, these other tablets are also smaller than the iPad, a point that is not likely lost on Apple as it is soon expected to introduce a smaller version of its popular tablet.  The study also shows that people who own both a tablet and smartphone tend to install more apps on the tablet that relate to ebooks and magazine reading, entertainment and gaming compared to their smartphone.

Source: Mobile Syrup and SRG

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