Monday, November 19, 2012

The Current Tablet Market

The NY Times had a nice article on the tablet market.  In our own experience, tablets are very useful -- and factors include:

  • The "It" factor:  Apple has built "it" -- and most people love the "it" and "cool" factor.  
  • Size:  Many people love the 7" size of the Amazon Kindle -- and especially how the shorter size fits in your hand!  

  • Price: Very good, name-quality, tablets can be bought from the $150 range up to $700!  
Tablets - Popular & New Arrivals

From the NY Times:

By keeping its tablet prices so high, he said, Apple could lose its place as the biggest tablet seller, just as it did with smartphones when it lost the first-place position to Samsung, which makes less expensive phones using Google’s Android software. The iPad still dominates the market with a 50 percent share, according to third-quarter figures from the research firm IDC, but that is down from 60 percent a year ago. Samsung is in second place with an 18 percent share, Amazon is third with 9 percent, and Asus, which makes Google’s Nexus 7 tablet, is in fourth with 8.6 percent of the market.

Complicating the decision on hardware, different tablets connect to different online stores for apps, music and video. If you have built your music and app collection on Apple devices, an Android tablet may mean starting from scratch, and vice versa.

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