- Year end estimates: Apple (62%), Samsung (9%), Amazon (6%), B&N (5%)
- Q4 estimates: Apple (57%), Samsung (8%), Amazon (14%), B&N (7%)
- Amazon shipped an estimated 3.9 million Kindle Fires in Q4
- Apple shipped an estimated 40.5 million iPads in 2011
Do you know what's interesting? These numbers don't jibe with the stats that Flurry released a few weeks ago. Flurry's numbers suggested that the KF was seeing more activity in January 2011 than all of Smsung's Android tablets. This suggests that the Amazon estimate below is low or the Samsung estimate is high.
I think Flurry is most likely the correct number; they're measuring actual use instead of the number of tablets built. But in either case, we don't know bout the real data. You'd have to infiltrate corporate offices to find that out.