Apple's iPad dominates the tablet market. How bad is it for the rest of the companies that make tablet products? According to a new report from the NPD Group, just 1.2 million tablets that were not made by Apple were sold in the US in the first 10 months of 2011. The amount of revenues from those tablets came in at $415 million for the time period. By contrast, Apple sold a whopping 11.12 million units of its iPad tablet just in the the third quarter of 2011.
Oddly enough, HP sold the most tablets in the US outside of the iPad in 2011 so far. While NPD didn't give specific numbers it did say that HP had 17 percent of the non-Apple tablet market share. This was likely due to the fire sale of the HP TouchPad which was officially discontinued in August after failing to sell at its original $499 price. In second was Samsung with 16 percent of the tablet market in the US thanks to Samsung's various versions of the Galaxy Tab.
Third place was Asus with 10 percent followed by Motorola with nine percent and Acer with eight percent. Not in the top five is Research in Motion who released the much hyped Blackberry Playbook earlier in 2011. NPD pointed out that four of the top five tablet companies also make PCs while just two of the top five (Samsung and Motorola) also make smartphones.