Percentage of Tablets Sold with Native 3G/4G Capability Declines 12%

In the second quarter of 2012, the majority of tablet shipments were Wi-Fi-only. In the second quarter of 2012, less than 27 percent of new shipments included a mobile broadband (3G/4G) modem module, down 12 percent from the second quarter of 2012, ABI Research says.

In the April to June quarter of 2012, tablet shipments reached nearly 25 million units,  with total shipments growing 36 percent quarter-over-quarter and 77 percent year-over-year.

Apple iPad shipments represented nearly 69 percent of worldwide volumes, ABI Research says. Samsung had 8.1 percent and ASUS shipped four percent, while RIM shipped one percent.

Worldwide shipments of media tablets are expected to exceed 100 million units in 2012.

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