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Apple iPad Dominates UK Tablet Device Market

About 75 percent of total tablet sales in the UK have been driven by the Apple iPad alone, according to a new report.

The report was published by data provider Kantar Worldpanel Comtec. The report claims that in comparison to arch rival Apple’s domination in the market, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab could manage to bag only 5.9 percent of the market share.

The data published by Kantar also revealed that over 3.6 million people in the UK are now in possession of a tablet device - that counts for almost 7.6 percent of the entire population. The figure has almost tripled from November 2010.

During that period, only 2.8 percent of the population owned a tablet device - the device aimed at bridging the gap between a smartphone and laptop.

“Our data shows that 28 per cent of consumers that intend to purchase a tablet in the next year are still undecided about which brand to buy,” said Global consumer insight director of Kantar Worldpanel ComTec, Dominic Sunnebo in a statement, as reported (opens in new tab) by the Financial Times.

Tablet devices allow users to surf the Internet, watch movies and video and maintain contact with others while on the go.