engine - 2:20 pm on May 2, 2013 (gmt 0)
Tablet computer sales soared in the first quarter of 2013, growing by 142.4% compared with the same period in 2012, according to analysts IDC.
Figures suggested more tablets were sold from January to March 2013 than in the entire first half of 2012.
Apple remains the dominant brand in the market, with a 58.1% share.
The figures come just days after Blackberry boss Thorsten Heins predicted tablets would be dead by 2018.Tablet Computer Sales Up 142pct In Q1 2013 [bbc.co.uk]