Sunday, March 20, 2011

Amazon is best hope of a viable alternative to iPad

The Register LogoFor every 10 tablets sold, five netbook or notebook sales will be lost in developed markets, it estimates, limiting notebook growth to 8 per cent year-on-year in 2011, and pushing netbooks into a decline of 13 per cent, to 34 million units. Many areas – especially the US, western Europe, China and Indonesia – will suffer from overstocked retail channels for mobile PCs, although the iPad's impact on emerging markets will remain minimal.

Another researcher, Parks Associates, forecasts that tablets with embedded 3G or 4G will exceed 68 million units by 2015, and will be the majority of a tablet total of 126 million at that point. In 2010, 29 per cent of the 16.5 million tablets sold had embedded 3G.

From the article, "Amazon is best hope of a viable alternative to iPad" by Wireless Watch

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