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Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad may be loosening its almost-monopolistic hold on the tablet market, but the device is not going away anytime soon. According to a survey by Yankee Group, the iPad was still the tablet most coveted by consumers. Forty-seven percent of all respondents who were looking to buy a tablet were planning on getting an iPad.
No other company even saw double-digit interest. Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Samsung (SSNLF.PK) were in second and third place, with 7 percent and 6 percent of purchase intentions, respectively. Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) only managed 1 percent each. Interest in the iPad was 20 points higher than all other manufacturers combined.
The report did stress that key Apple rival Samsung was planning to make a big push in the tablet segment this year and aimed to double sales to 40 million units. The company unveiled the Galaxy Note 8.0 last month to take on Apple’s iPad mini…
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