Updated 18 May, 2013, 5:10 pm IST
Sales of tablet computers in India are expected to at least double this year to 6 million, the market's third year of growth, as new devices attract business users and low costs draw consumers, research firm CyberMedia forecast.
Tablet sales will rise in India in 2013
India is the world's second biggest telecommunications market with about 900 million mobile phone accounts. But computer penetration is low, and only about a tenth of its 1.2 billion people have access to Internet.
Samsung had a 23.9 percent share of tablet computers sold in India in the July-September quarter last year, CyberMedia Research said.
Local firm Micromax ranked second with 15.3 percent of the market, while Datawind, the maker of Aakash tablet, billed as the world's cheapest tablet computer, ranked third, it said in the report.
Apple Inc , the maker of iPad tablet computers, was ranked fifth with an 8.7 percent share, the data showed.
The average sales value of tablets during the quarter was about 13,200 rupees, while 63.5 percent of the sales were below 10,000 rupees, CyberMedia Research said.
By comparison, the Apple's lowest-priced iPad Mini sells for 21,900 rupees, popular online retailer Flipkart.com's website showed.
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