“Going forward… market competitors will be reluctant to make products similar in any way to those of Apple,” notes Leong. However, he notes that Amazon.com is finding that Apple’s iPad tablet isn’t necessarily the best, and that different could be better.
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New York, NY (PRWEB) September 13, 2012
In a recent Investment Contrarians article, financial expert George Leong reports that, in a recent court ruling, Apple was awarded just over $1.0 billion from Samsung Electronics after claiming that Samsung’s smartphones and tablets look and feel like Apple’s “iPhone” and “iPad.” However, Apple now faces competition from Amazon.com, with its currently sold-out “Kindle Fire.” According to Leong, Apple may be poised to lose some of its market share.
“Going forward…market competitors will be reluctant to make products similar in any way to those of Apple,” notes Leong. However, he notes that Amazon.com is finding that Apple’s iPad tablet isn’t necessarily the best, and that different could be better.
Leong points out that for Amazon.com, the ability to deliver a lower cost and smaller tablet that allows for frequent applications such as reading, surfing, and e-mail, appears to be picking up steam. According to Leong’s stock analysis, Amazon.com’s focus on the small tablet market was a good decision, rather than going head-to-head with Apple in the larger tablet market.
In addition, Leong reports that the small tablet market is seeing competition from the seven-inch Google “Nexus 7” tablet running on “Android,” and the “Nook” tablet from Barnes & Noble.
Leong notes that Apple is the current tablet market leader with a global market share of around 69% in the second quarter. (Source: ABI Research.) But citing Visiongain, Leong reports that the global market for tablets is estimated to rise to around $31.9 billion this year with over 100 million units delivered.
With an ever-increasing market, Leong believes the tablet wars have just begun—and Apple could soon lose market share.
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