Tablets to grow into a $35 billion market, according to J.P. Morgan Securities
Competition seems to be on its way of driving prices down to a more affordable level, while improvements in software and hardware are gradually building up the capabilities of the devices. 47.9 million units are expected to ship in 2011, 1.8 million more than previous estimates, with another 79.6 million tablets being sold in 2012. The bandwagon may start getting pretty full in the third and fourth quarters of 2011 when Apple's price dominance would be greatly challenged by fierce competition and numerous alternatives by other manufacturers.
2. achilles (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 May 2010)
The analysts are wrong. Tablets are bulky, expensive to buy, most are not wi-fi only, and most tablets in the USA dont do calling. I predict that cell phones will become more advanced, thus eliminating the need for a tablet. I dont need a Motorola Xoom since i already have a Droid X.
3. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)
The ipad is already facing stiff competition. The percentage of tablets that will be ipads will already be fairly low. Poor apple. Another failure that only the fanboys will actually buy.