DataWind Sells More than Twice as Many Tablets as Samsung; Leads Market for Fourth Consecutive Quarter
DataWind Inc. continues to retain the top slot with about 33% market share in 3Q’ CY 2016, followed by Samsung at 16%. 0.97 Million Tablet PCs were sold (shipped) in India, recording a rise of about 2% when compared sequentially. However, as against the same quarter of CY 2015, the tablet segment witnessed about 40% slide.
Mr. Suneet Singh Tuli, President and CEO of DataWind said, “The CMR report has successfully projected that a huge population of Indians prefer Datawind tablets than any of other competitors,” “It’s indeed an honour. I am truly humbled with the overwhelming response from our customers. The factors that work in our favour, have made us reach to the consumers in the remotest of areas includes devices bundled with free internet browsing; local manufacturing, patented technology supported by our strong & committed team.
Mr. Tuli further added “We truly believe that our consumer affordable tablets and unique mobile Internet connectivity is the only solution that has made Internet accessible to millions of people around the world without any hurdles. We are focused on lashing the cost to a level where the reach of technology becomes ‘universally affordable’ and democratization of technology finds its true meaning.”
DataWind’s products break the affordability barrier and deliver internet access across traditional mobile networks as DataWind executes a vision to empower the next three billion internet users. The results reinforce the fact that DataWind is the only tablet provider in India focused on providing affordable tablets and Internet access. All DataWind devices come bundled with one year offer unlimited Internet access, and feature the most affordable ongoing plans available on the market due to the company’s unique, patented technology that reduces up to 97% the amount of data needed for web browsing.