Friday, August 19, 2011 at 1:42 pm.

Apple could easily take 75% of the tablet market this year

The way things are going, Apple could sell 40 million iPads this year. It already sold 14 million in the first half of the year, and Christmas could be huge, unless the economy falls into the toilet.

Between all the others — Samsung, Amazon, B&N, Motorola, RIM, HTC, LG, random cheapo brands — figure maybe 10-15 million? (I figure 4-5 million for Samsung, and 0-2 million apiece for everyone else.)

That’s 70% to 80% of the market for Apple — iPod-like market share. Pretty good for year two of the future of computing.

Also: Mobile payments are a mess