Indian Tablet PC market standings, tablet user behavior

Although, Indian tablet market size stands nowhere compared to the one in US and elsewhere; still it’s interesting to know what tablet enthusiasts in India are going for in 158,000 strong Indian tablet market.

So before wasting any time, below are the Indian Tablet PC market standings as of now (percentage market share). There are a few note-worthy facts for you here, like Apple’s iPad may be the king of the world tablet market, but Samsung is market leader in the Indian tablet market (Data: CyberMedia):

Samsung______________________45.8 per cent
Samsung tablet, Galaxy Tab 7 was launched in India back in October 2010.

BlackBerry PlayBook______________________21 per cent

Apple ipad______________________18.4 per cent
Apple entered the Indian market late in January.

Indian Tablet market overview and some insights on Indian tablet user behavior:

1) Indian tablet market currently has 27 tablet models from 10 manufacturers.

2) Tablet commanding major shares globally, and available in India are: Samsung Galaxy Tab, Motorola Xoom, Apple iPad 2, and BlackBerry PlayBook.

3) According to CyberMedia, there will be major influx of cheaper tablets within the segment of Rs 7,000 to Rs 15,000 in coming days (Indian Festive season).

4) Indian users prefer 7 inch tablets more.

5) The operating system ruling the tablet market at present is Android Froyo 2.2.

6) Indian tablet users prefer the 3G tablets more than the WiFi ones. Hence, when it comes to connectivity, the users being not price conscious after all.

Notably, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was launched in India in August this year. The Samsung’s 8.9 inch tablet is expected this Diwali.Samsung has also opened its flagship stores in India. --------

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