In Q4 2011, Strategy Analytics found that 26.8 million tablet PCs shipped with these distributions:
26.8 million is 150% more than the same quarter last year so stay tuned for more growth and more slippage by M$ in the PC market. “Others” includes BlackBerry, WebOS and MeeGO, I suppose. M$ is thick with that bunch… Android/Linux is gradually overtaking iOS. I predict they will be even within a few months.
Share stolen from Wintel? 26.8 million is about 30% of x86 desktop/notebook shipments so about one in five tablets is taking the place of a desktop/notebook. Expect continuing no/low/negative growth, M$. Some people prefer small cheap computers.