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iPad sales are more than eight times the combined total of rival tablets, a report claims, as the sheer scale of the challenge facing the likes of Android et al becomes ever more apparent.

According to a report from market research bods Enders, Apple has now sold some 25 million iPads since launch. Competing tablets, meanwhile, have sold in the region of two to three million in total, the company calculates.

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Worse still is that the rest of the market can’t expect to make any real impact this year. Whilst iPad sales are expected to surge to between 40 million and 50 million by the end of 2011, Enders posits that challengers “will not be competitive…until 2012 at the earliest”.

The report comes amid claims the Android Honeycomb powered Motorola Xoom could have sold as little 25,000 in the weeks following its much-trumpeted release.

Research in Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerry PlayBook did a more respectable 500,000 in the first quarter of 2011. However, this week RIM has downgraded its expectations of future sales, as lukewarm reviews continue to hit demand.

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