The latest figures from research2guidance note that Apple's App Store market share hit 59% at the end of Q1 2011.
81% all free and paid app downloads in 2008 were via the Apple App Store. As competition increased in 2009 and 2010, with the number of app stores increasing by over 200% in two years, Apple's share of the market fell to 57% at the end of 2010.
ASUSTeK, which produces ASUS computers and smartphones, has announced a new converged device called the Padfone.
It combines a smartphone with a tablet computer, sharing information and 3G access across both formats. The tablet 'pad' can also charge the smartphone's battery.