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News Summary: Samsung aims at Apple in tablets

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The Associated Press | November 6, 2013 02:31 PM EST | AP


MOBILE WARS: Samsung Electronics Co. has a new goal after overtaking Apple in smartphone sales. It wants to be world's No. 1 in tablet computers too.

CURRENT STATS: Research group IDC estimates that Samsung sold 16.6 million tablets in 2012, lagging far behind Apple Inc. which sold 65.7 million iPads.

THIS YEAR: A Samsung executive said the Korean company's tablet sales will exceed 40 million units in 2013. He didn't give a timeframe for when Samsung could beat Apple.