Most of the tablets sold were Surface Pro, which are more powerful (and more expensive) as it appears Microsoft has left its crippled Surface RT to die.
Despite the lackluster quarter, Microsoft managed to take 1.8 percent tablet market share. Apple dominated, with 40 percent share, with Samsung in second at 18 percent share.
When adding in Windows 8 tablets not sold by Microsoft, the numbers jumped to 1.8 million and 3.7 percent share.
As IDC concluded, "Windows-based tablets continue to struggle to gain traction in the market." The research firm notes that Microsoft needs to move to a smaller 8-inch form factor.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 2 May 2013 23:00