Amazon’s tablet sales are on track to leave it a distant fifth behind leaders Samsung and Apple in the global tablet market by the end of 2014, according to a new report by ABI Research.
Amazon released a line of devices two weeks ago, including two new Fire tablets, yet its projected share of the market by year’s end stands at just 3% worldwide. Samsung and Apple lead the pack with 25% and 44% of the global tablet market, respectively, based on three quarters’ of sales data.
Little significant growth is expected in tablets overall during the coming year. ABI analysts who compiled the latest figures say the greatest growth potential likely rests with budget device-makers like Lenovo, ASUS and Intel.
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