According to the latest data by CMR’s India Tablet PC Market Review, DataWind Inc. has sold 37.2% of the approximately 950,000 tablets in India, during the three months ended June 30, 2016. The overall tablet market grew 5% compared to the first quarter of 2016.
The company has maintained its leadership position, selling more tablets than any other company in India for the third successive quarter. DataWind’s share of 37.2% is up from 34.2% in Q1 2016 and 20.7% in Q4 2015. DataWind’s market share is now almost double than that of Samsung’s, which sold to 18.9% of tablets in the quarter.
The CMR study also shows that DataWind is the only company in the top three sellers which has increased its market share.
Suneet Singh Tuli, President and CEO of DataWind said: “We continue to see tremendous demand for our low cost Internet-enabled tablets and smartphones from consumers in India. DataWind is moving ahead with a clear focus on driving device and Internet costs downward to a level where access to technology becomes ‘universally affordable’ and the democratization of technology finds its true meaning.”
DataWind dominated the sub-Rs. 5,000 tablet segment (approximately $75) with 76% market share, up from 74% last quarter, in the largest and fastest growing market segment in India. The study showed that the number of tablets sold in the sub-Rs. 5,000 segment has now increased to 48% of the overall market, up from 46% last quarter.
DataWind is the only tablet provider in India focused on offering affordable tablets and Internet access. All DataWind devices come bundled with one year of unlimited Internet access, and feature the most affordable ongoing plans available in the market due to the company’s unique, patented technology that reduces up to 97% the amount of data needed for web browsing.