Research company Kantar Worldpanel ComTec says that there are more than 3.6 million people in the UK with a tablet, representing 7.6% of the population — up from 2.8% in November 2010. Needless to say, Apple’s iPad accounts for almost three-quarters of tablet sales with the Samsung Galaxy Tab holding the distant second position with 5.9% market share.
According to the report, the iPad will likely continue to dominate the market, with just more than half of potential tablet owners saying they would buy an iPad over the next year. The Samsung Galaxy range is the next choice, with just 6% of consumers planning to buy the tablet.
And that’s not all, there’s a room for other manufacturers as well – “28% of consumers that intend to purchase a tablet in the next year are still undecided about which brand to buy.”
Finally, it’s important to add that the majority of tablet sales so far were Wi-Fi-only devices (as opposed to 3G + Wi-Fi)…