We didn't need a formal report to tell us Apple's iPad is the dominant tablet right now, but we got one anyway. According to market research firm Strategy Analytics (SA), Apple now controls 95 percent of the infant tablet market due to overwhelming iPad sales in the July-to-September quarter.
"The tablet wars are up and running. Apple has quickly leveraged its famous brand, an extensive retail presence, and user-friendly design to develop the tablet segment into a multi-billion dollar global business," said SA analyst Neil Mawston.
The total tablet market now stands at 4.4 million units, up from 3.5 million one quarter ago. Expect those numbers to shoot way up as the fourth quarter draws to a close and on into 2011. That's when you'll begin to see all those announced Android tablets (and some Windows-based slates) appear.