Checking through the RSS feeds this morning I found something that shows how hard it is to predict the future of a given technology:
The article quotes the In-Stat report that has been mentioned this week on numerous web site that basically gives a fairly dim outlook on the future of the Tablet PC as a viable platform. They mention that the entrance of an Ultra Mobile PC as demonstrated by Bill Gates at WinHEC could play a factor.
I find this amusing since this article which has a very positive outlook on the future of the Tablet PC was written by the same tech media organization. The study that is mentioned in the article, the same In-Stat study, predicts $5.4 billion in sales of Tablet PCs by 2009. I happen to believe this article rather than the former. I guess it’s how you interpret the numbers.
Register: Tablet PC biz to see Vista-driven boom
This article in The Register, a site normally none too kind on the Tablet PC, claims that Tablet PC sales will see a boom when WindowsVista is released. The really amusing thing about this article is it uses the same In-Stat study as the basis for this prediction.