Top 5 makers of tablets, led by Apple and iPad

Aug 30, 2012 by The Associated Press

Apple extended its dominance in tablet computers in the second quarter, shipping nearly seven out of every 10 tablets, according to research firm IHS iSuppli.

Other tablet makers include Amazon.com Inc., which said Thursday that it had sold out of the Kindle Fire amid expectations of a new model soon.

A new iPad model came out a few weeks before the April-June quarter began. Apple's 69.6 percent share in the April-June quarter is up from about 58 percent in the first quarter. It's the highest since the first quarter of last year, when Apple had 70 percent in a market with fewer competitors then.

Here are the top five manufacturers of tablets in the second quarter, as released by IHS iSuppli:

Apple Inc., maker of the , 17 million shipped worldwide, 69.6 percent share

., maker of Galaxy line, 2.3 million, 9.2 percent.

Amazon.com Inc., maker of Kindle Fire, 1 million, 4.2 percent

AsusTek Computer Inc., maker of Transformer line, 688,000, 2.8 percent

Barnes & Noble Inc., maker of Nook Tablet, 459,000, 1.9 percent

Other, 3 million, 12.3 percent

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