In spite of low-end competition from the Kindle Fire (AMZN), Nook Tablet (BKS), and many other...

|By:, SA News Editor

In spite of low-end competition from the Kindle Fire (AMZN), Nook Tablet (BKS), and many other Android-based rivals, iSuppli sees the iPad (AAPL) increasing its tablet share to 61% in 2012 from 55% in 2011. The firm, which adds its "supply-side sources" indicate a smaller iPad will be arriving, predicts overall tablet shipments will grow 85% to 126.6M, and reach 206M in 2013. IDC believes the iPad gained share in Q1, and previously forecast 106.1M 2012 tablet sales.