Device manufacturers shipped 18.1 million media tablets into the channel in the third quarter, according to analyst firm IDC. That represents an increase of 264.5% from the same quarter last year, but is 5.8% below IDC's original forecast of 19.2 million units.
IDC said Apple had a 61.5% worldwide market share (down from 63.3% in the second quarter). Samsung was number two with 5.6% and HP third with 5%. Barnes & Noble took the number four spot with a 4.5% market share. ASUS rounded out the top five with a 4% share. source: IDC statement