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.
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- Can Anyone Really Compete with the iPad?
- How Microsoft Can Win Back the Tablet Market
- Who Can Compete with the iPad?
- With the iPad, Apple Takes Google to the Mat
Form Factor and Operating System Issues
- Web Tablet Survey: Apple’s iPad Hits the Right Notes
- Handwriting Recognition: A Killer App for the iPad?
- Why Apple Should Consider a 7-inch iPad
- The Case for Removable Media on the iPad
- How AT&T Will Deal with iPad Data Traffic
- The Internet of Things: What It Is and Why It Matters
- Mobile Operators Strategies for Connected Devices
- Forecast: Tablet App Sales To Hit $8B by 2015
- Report: The In-App Advertising Landscape
- Tips for Developers Targeting the iPad
Tablets in the Enterprise
- The Consumer Influence on Enterprise Mobility: Part 1: Rogue Devices and Part 2: Transient Apps
- Why the iPad is Right for the Enterprise
- Report: The Enterprise Videoconference Landscape, 2010 – 2015
- Rumored Apple Tablet: Opportunities Too Big to Ignore
- How iAd and the iPad Will Change Mobile Marketing
- How Startups Can Cash in on the iPad’s Weaknesses