Microsoft Takes 7.5% of the Tablet Share

A research firm called Strategy Analytics just released some tablet statistics and according to those statistics Microsoft is doing better than I initially thought it would’ve been doing due to the fact that its Windows Surface tablets had a couple of teething problems.

Those teething problems include things like The Surface Pro which is very expensive at a price tag of $899 having a supply shortage when it got launched in selected countries around January and its baby sister the Surface RT based on Windows RT which runs on ARM Processors wasn’t received well because it doesn’t run legacy Apps.

Besides those problems Microsoft went from selling 0 tablets to selling 3 Million Tablets during the first quarter of this year which makes 7.5% of the tablet share with Apple having 48%, Android at 43% and other which I think might be Blackberry’s PlayBook at 0.4% for me that’s better than what I initially thought and I think they can officially say they are going for that third Spot in the mobile world war.

By the way, The Surface Pro and The Surface RT are not available in South Africa yet but might be available later on in the year since Microsoft SA says South Africa and Africa as a whole plays a major role of the whole company’s grows.

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