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DataWind Leads Tablet Sales in India, with 20.7% Market Share in Q4 2015

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NEW DELHI: DataWind Inc  has shipped more tablets in India during the fourth quarter of 2015 than any of its competitors, according to a recent IDC report.

DataWind was responsible for 20.7% of the tablets sold in India during the quarter, followed by Samsung at 15.8%, Micromax at 15.5%, Lenovo at 13.8%, and iBall at 10.0%.DataWind tablet sales have far exceeded the growth rate of the overall market in India, which according to IDC was 8.2% in 2015.

According to another recent study, DataWind holds 58% market share in the sub-Rs 5,000 tablet segment (approximately $75) which is the largest growing segment of the overall market, having nearly doubled since 2014.

DataWind is the only tablet provider in India focused on providing affordable tablets and Internet access. All DataWind tablets and smartphones come bundled with one year of unlimited Internet access, and feature the most affordable ongoing plans available on the market due tothe company’s unique, patented technology that reduces up to 97% the amount of data needed for web browsing.

Datawind President and CEO Suneet Singh Tuli said: “This IDC report reveals that more Indians prefer our tablets than any of our competitors. It also demonstrates how our transition to local manufacturing and improvements in our sales channelshas allowed us to meet the phenomenal demand.”

“Despite these strong numbers, there remains a very large portion of the population in India, like in other developing countries, where hundreds of millions of people are unable to access the Internet due to affordability issues and the lack of network infrastructure. We believe our low-cost tablets and unique mobile Internet connectivity is the only solution on the market that overcomes these obstacles and can bring Internet access to millions of people around the world,” he added.

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