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Most Expensive iPad 2 Ranks First In Tablet Sales

The latest report from Context shows that the 64GB 3G iPad 2 version is the number one selling tablet from Apple, although it also shows that Android devices are slowly eating into Apple’s market share. The best-selling tablet is the most expensive version of the iPad 2.

The 64GB 3G iPad 2 has generated good sales in Western Europe in the first six weeks after release, and it constitutes a third of all iPad 2 sales. The Wi-Fi 16GB model ranks second and comprises 22% of sales.

Of all the tablets sold in Q1 2011, 80% were from Apple. This marks a 5% drop in sales share, compared to Q4 2010, the 5% points have gone to Android devices’ market share. One such thief of Apple's market share is the Toshiba Folio 100, which has had 320% sales growth due to its €68 price-tag drop.

Apple’s dominance in the tablet market has been established since May 2010 when they released the iPad, but their dominance is threatened by Android devices. Apple’s competitors have become stronger with Acer, Motorola, Samsung, HP and others launching their own items.

Salman Chaudhry from Context stated that Iconia from Acer is outselling W 500 by four to one and is one of the strongest competitors. On the other hand, Galaxy Tab and Motorola Xoom could pose a threat to the market share, albeit a minor one.