Boom: Forecast Calls for 180 Million Tablets by 2014

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  1. If they’re going to start including phone service that tethers into a headset, it’s just going to be a matter of time before phones become a secondary thought to personal devices like these. iphone.blogupdates.net

  2. They are forecasting a total of 180 million tablet units by 2014 versus 20 million in 2010.

    I think it will be more like 180 million per year – at least. Apple is forecasting about 50 million iPads sold for this year alone, and with every phone and PC manufacturer worth its salt making Android tablets, I’m pretty sure it will reach 180 million per year by then.

    Oh and what’s funny is that close to none of those tablets are going to be based on Windows. Good bye, Windows supremacy!

    1. Fully agree. It’s more like 180M per year in a few years …and if tablets could dock (for productivity freaks) and go wireless to a hands-free accessory (for those born with a phone in their ears), we are talking of potentially much higher numbers due to cannibalization of other devices that currently sell in much higher volumes…

      I’m a fairly recent convert, but I’m beginning to realize that a tablet is what computers should always have been. The speed with which kids understand a tablet is proof, if any is needed. Pity, it took us so long to get here.

  3. I just don’t get it. I know that it makes a lot of sense for people on the go or if people are lounging around at home but I just don’t get any use out of my iPad. It’s too slow to type and I just always end up back on the laptop. I do work a lot though which makes the Macbook air the perfect tool. I guess you need to think of tablets as being at the stage where iPods were when they first came out and they’ll improve drastically over next couple of years. Not sold yet though!

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