"Apple will seize some 61 percent of the tablet market this year, according to a newDigiTimes report.
That prediction comes just as Apple’s rivals seem to be scrambling for any sort of competitive leverage against the iPad juggernaut. DigiTimes also expects Apple to ship some 25.5 million iPads in the second half of 2011, which would represent a 76 percent rise from the first six months of the year.
One of those rivals, Hewlett-Packard, is busy slashing the price of its recently released TouchPad. First, it took $50 off the sticker price, and for this weekend only, the tablets are selling with an additional $100 rebate. Earlier in August, HP pushed an over-the-air software update to the TouchPad designed to tweak many of the issues cited by reviewers upon its initial release. But actual sales of the tablet, which runs the company’s proprietary webOS, remain in question."