Tablet makers shipped 43 million units in the quarter, down 14.7 percent from the number shipped in the same period a year earlier, according to an IDC global quarterly report.
But even as the 'slate' tablet market cools from its once red-hot pace, one key growth segment is detachables, which bodes well for Microsoft and makers of other Windows-based devices.
The iPad Pro, as it has been dubbed, is expected to sport four speakers, a 12-inch display and will be focused as much on productivity as multimedia consumption.
With more than 90 per cent market share in third quarter, Android is expected to dominate the market in the foreseeable future as well, says IDC.
Samsung with 19 per cent market-share occupies the top position in the Indian tablet market.
Android tablet sales rose 11 per cent to 36.8 million in the March-June period, a survey found, and grabbed a 70 per cent market share.
Last year, tablet sales in India grew 56.4 per cent to 4.14 million units against 2.66 million units in 2012, according to industry estimates.
The company is also aiming to increase its market share in the netbook and notebook segment.
Sony is also lithe enough and has enough research and development capability to compete against rivals.
IDC will release final shipment numbers for the second quarter later this month, reported Xinhua.
Hordes of fans formed raucous pre-sale lines, and attracted curious onlookers.
HP plans to show off its entry into the tablet market, along with new smartphones.
Apple continues to be the leader in the tablet market but its share declined.
RIM has priced Playbook at $500 to cut into Apple iPad sales.
The Toshiba Tablet will run on Android's forthcoming Honeycomb version.
Microsoft intends to announce a version of its OS to run on ARM chip architecture.
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