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Hot Topic: Tablets

Just over a year ago, the notion of a “tablet market” was something many in the industry scoffed at. The yet-to-be-seen iPad was derided by some as a worthless gimmick, a colossal mistake, and even as a purely fictional rumor. The failures of past tablets — the Newton, Intel’s proposed Web Tablet, and plenty of others — were trotted out as evidence that there was no such thing as a viable market for tablet devices. But as 2011 opens, the skeptics have to admit: We were right; the market was ripe for a whole crop of new tablet devices.

For those of you staying on top of this market, and what it means for your business, we have a full library of content to help you out. In addition to the original research highlighted below, our curators track down the best new tablet stories, daily. See a story you think we should include? Tweet it over to us at @gigaompro or directly to our mobile curator, @colin_gibbs.

GigaOM Pro coverage of this new device category touches everything from the device form factor and the apps they run to the networks they run over and their impact on the businesses that employ those who use them.

Market Context

Related Company Profiles
Apple
Amazon
AT&T
Google
HTC
Microsoft
Research in Motion
Samsung
Sprint
T-Mobile

Competitive Landscape

Form Factor and Operating System Issues

Connectivity

Apps

Tablets in the Enterprise

Ecosystem Opportunities