The Apple iPad 2′s rivals from mobile vendors like Samsung and Motorola are having trouble breaking into the tablet market, says analysts from International Data Corp (IDC), comScore, and Canaccord Genuity.
According to the IDC, sales of tablets through mobile carriers face an obstacle of getting customers to sign up for their 3G or 4G data plans that are a requirement for purchasing these devices. As a result, they have only seen moderate success. Read more
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