Apple (AAPL) maintained its position as the No. 1 tablet manufacturer, but in battle for dominance among the Android tablet makers in the U.S. market -- which is what ComScore is measuring here -- Amazon is crushing Samsung.
In the worldwide market, where Amazon has a far smaller presence, the relative positions are reversed. According to IDC, Apple was still the leader with a 43.6% share of shipments in Q4 2012 , followed by Samsung (15.1%) and then Amazon (11.5%).
Take these estimates with a grain of salt since Samsung no longer reports sales or shipment numbers and Amazon never did.
This assumes you believe that iPads and Kindle Fires are personal computers
FORTUNE -- Market researchers at Canalys made headlines Wednesday when they reported that Apple (AAPL) was the world's No. 1 personal computer manufacturer in Q4 2012 with shipments of 27 million PCs -- almost twice as many as No. 2 Hewlett-Packard (HPQ).
It was a finding that flew in the face of the "Apple is doomed" meme, and only makes sense if you MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 7, 2013 5:46 AM ET
According to Chitika, the iPad has recovered somewhat from its post-Christmas dip
FORTUNE -- There was some consternation among Apple (AAPL) investors in early January when the Chitika Ad Network -- which sells data about the online activities of hundreds of millions of users to its advertising clients -- published a version of the chart at right. It showed the iPad's share of North American tablet Web traffic dropping 7.14% in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 6, 2013 8:29 AM ET
Calls Apple's iPad mini the "must have gift" of the year
FORTUNE -- "The iPad mini is a game changer," writes Millennial Media's Matt Gillis in a blog post Monday.
"Every holiday season there seems to be one particular item that stands out as the 'must have gift' of the year," he writes, "and in 2012, early figures lead us to believe that this could be the iPad Mini. Truth be told, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 10, 2012 12:34 PM ET
The holiday shopping news for Amazon was not quite as awful as it seemed
FORTUNE -- There was much gnashing of teeth at Amazon's (AMZN) Seattle headquarters when IBM (IBM) reported the results of its Benchmark analysis of Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales last month.
Not only did Apple's (AAPL) iPad dominate with 88.3% of sales made on tablets, but the Kindle Fire's miserable share (2.4%) was even smaller than Barnes & MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 10, 2012 8:31 AM ET
When you're selling a device at cost you can't really make it up in volume
FORTUNE -- From the start, Amazon's (AMZN) plan for the Kindle family of tablets and e-readers was to sell a compelling device at or below cost that would direct customers to Amazon's online stores.
"We want to make money when people use our devices," CEO Jeff Bezos often says, in a remark widely seen as directed at MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 27, 2012 8:43 AM ET
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Apple likely to unveil "iPad Mini" at October 23 event [ALLTHINGSD]
As AllThingsD reported in August, Apple will hold a special event this month, at which it will showcase a new, smaller iPad. People familiar with Apple's plans tell us that the company will unveil the so-called "iPad mini" on Oct. 23 at an invitation-only event.
Kindle Fire HD MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 11, 2012 2:56 PM ET
Amazon's latest tablet has received mostly positive reviews. Should it?
FORTUNE -- When the first Kindle Fire arrived last year, some critics and users were quick to judge. The hardware could have been faster and better designed, the software less spastic. And where were the volume buttons?
Fast-forward a year or so and there's a slew of new Kindles to buzz over. The first to arrive, the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD, is MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 19, 2012 3:10 PM ET
Rethinking the key selling points of what we've been calling the iPad Mini
FORTUNE -- Daring Fireball's John Gruber, a blogger with unusually good sources at Apple (AAPL), has combined his own assumptions with what he's heard from his "little birdies" to draw the most complete picture yet of the purported iPad Mini.
"Mini" is what most Apple watchers -- including Wall Street analysts -- have been calling to the next iteration MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 15, 2012 7:20 AM ET
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Amazon's next Kindle Fire will ship in Q3 with improved display [ALLTHINGSD]
The next iteration of the Fire will be thinner and lighter than the original. It will also have a built-in camera and a much-improved display. And, more importantly, developers familiar with the device have been instructed to build their apps for a display with a 1280 x MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 9, 2012 2:00 PM ET
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