The global tablet market is one of the fastest segments in all of tech, and the dollar signs at stake for investors are truly mind-boggling. As such, investors understandably watch any and all news affecting this space like hawks. Recently, a fresh set of research pinpointed some interesting and altogether new dynamics that should play out in this multibillion-dollar market in 2013 -- numbers that might not bode well for market head honcho Apple.

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