IT managers and enterprises are "interested in the manageability of a Windows tablet," Mainelli said, even if sales haven't been strong. "The first quarter saw companies kicking the tires of Windows 8, while a few more purchased tablets in the second quarter," he said.
IDC analyst Ryan Reith said the second quarter results show that the tablet market is still young and "vendors can rise and fall quickly."
Strategy Analytics released second-quarter tablet results last week and found Apple's share at 28.3%, compared to IDC's 32.4%.
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