Thursday, 24 September 2009

2010 - The Year of the Tablet

(By Richard Holway 9.30am Thursday 24th Sept 09) Both HotViews readers and those who attended my "State of the ICT Nation" presentation on Monday know that I have branded 2010 "The Year of the Tablet".

So I was interested in the following from StrategyEye today (I was an early stage investor in their parent company - MarketClusters):

"One in five consumers say they are interested in buying an Apple tablet even though no one has seen the rumoured device, according to a survey from RBC Capital Markets. The firm asked 3,100 people if they would be interested in buying an Apple tablet priced between $500 and $700. Of those surveyed, 21% said they are interested, more than twice the proportion who expressed an interest in the iPhone before its release in 2007."

But it doesn't look as if Apple will have it all its own way. StrategyEye also carries news of Microsoft tablet details leaked. According to the tech blog Gizmodo (who published the picture above) the device is rumoured to be called Courier, uses eInk technology and is being developed in secret away from Microsoft's Redmont HQ.

All limbering up to be an exciting few months on the new gadget front!

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