HP TouchPad, second in popularity after iPad

HP TouchPad has been the most popular non-Apple tablet in the first ten months of this year, according to a study realized by NPD Group. In the war of tablets, Apple owns through iPad and iPad 2, the first position among the most popular portable of this kind, writes ArsTechnica.

Despite the fact that Hewlett Packard (HP) failed to clearly establish what will eventually do with the tablet of the company, respectively if will produce it or not (the latest information say that HP will continue the production).

TouchPad has a strong market share in the first ten months of 2011, with 204,000 units sold. The sales figure indicates that HP has a market share of 17%.

The next producer from the same segment is Samsung, with 192,000 units sold during the same period of time. In fact, the essence of the information in this study is related, not only that HP is the second most popular after iPad, but it managed to exceed Samsung at sales, the most “vehemently” Apple competitor.

We must not forget about the price reductions and the media effervescence occurred around the idea that could shut down the production and sell the division.

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