Amazon and Samsung are poised to win big as cheap tablets catch fire in Europe

Retailer Carphone Warehouse surprised retail observers in the United Kingdom by delivering a torrid 16% revenue growth for the December quarter. Interestingly, CW specifically pointed to cheap tablets from Amazon (AMZN) and Samsung (005930) as key drivers. Tablet sales spiked to a weekly peak unit sales rate of 40,000, up from just a 5,000 unit pace during the 2011 Christmas season. Dixons Retail has also commented on the “phenomenal” tablet sales during the Christmas period, mentioning strong Samsung and Google (GOOG) Nexus sales complementing robust iPad demand. Dixons sold more than a million tablets in the U.K. during the Christmas quarter. Yet another British chain, Argos, has pointed to 125% growth in mobile devices during the holiday season. One year earlier,

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