IDC is lifting its 2011 tablet forecast to 62.5M units from a prior 53.5M, putting it ahead of...

|By:, SA News Editor

IDC is lifting its 2011 tablet forecast to 62.5M units from a prior 53.5M, putting it ahead of forecasts of 60M from IHS iSuppli and UBS. The firm believes the iPad's (AAPL) share of the market rose 2.6% in Q2 to 68.3%, though it thinks the arrival of new Android (GOOG) tablets will eventually bring the iPad's share "closer to 50%."