According to a report by Digitimes, 32 Windows 8 based tablets will be available from first party vendors by the end of 2012.
This mass release of tablets is part of a plan to push the global market share of the iPad down to 50% by the end of 2013.
Digitimes reports that noted vendors Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Lenovo, Acer, Asustek Computer and Toshiba are all preparing tablets for launch later this year. Lenovo, according to Digitimes, will have tablets priced below $300. These sub-$300 models will take on Android tablets from white box Chinese vendors, while the models priced above $300 will provide a viable alternative to the iPad.