Is there no end to this Tablet nonsense?
A Consumer Electronics Show spokeswoman told PC Mag that 80 tablets would be on show at the annual event in Las Vegas that runs from January 6-9 this year.
Vizio and Asus are among the new players that have jumped into the Tablet fray that is currently dominated by the Apple iPad.
Global Tablet Forecast
And today market researcher Yankee Group put out a new report on Tablets forecasting that total global revenue from tablet devices like Apple’s iPad and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab will rise from $16 billion in 2010 to $46 billion in 2014.
Yankee Group analyst and author of the report Dmitriy Molchanov couldn’t stop gushing over the Tablets’ prospects:
The growth in this market is unprecedented. The tablet sales curve is rising faster than that of HDTVs, handheld gaming consoles or even MP3 players.
In a companion report to come later this week, Yankee Group is predicting that in 2015, the U.S. tablet market alone will generate more than $7 billion in revenue.
Key points of Yankee Group Report
* In 2010, North America leads the way, accounting for 37% of total global Tablet revenue.
* By 2014, Asia-Pacific is the front-runner. The region, primarily China, will own more than half the global market (58%), while North America’s share will drop to just 17%.
* Annual U.S. Tablet sales will more than triple between 2010 and 2015. Tablet sales will grow at a CAGR of 31%, from roughly 8 million units in 2010 to 30 million units by 2015.
* Average Tablet price tag in the U.S. will drop to $237 by 2015. Reference models, open source OSs and economies of scale in touch-screen manufacturing will help cut average selling price in half over the next few years.