Tablets, Tablets, Tablets, 80 of ’em at CES

Is there no end to this Tablet nonsense?

Apparently not.

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.

2 Responses to "Tablets, Tablets, Tablets, 80 of ’em at CES"

  1. guruji   January 5, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    The “Adam” tablet from the Indian startup “Notion Ink” is also being presented at this year’s CES. It was presented at last year’s CES as a concept and this year it is a full-fledged product.

    It has generated quite a buzz, and has a cult-like following. The pre-orders began on Dec 18, 2010 and it was sold out soon. They messed up the pre-orders, showing the inexperience of a startup, the final product seems decent.

    The hardware configuration is too good, and the high-end model is priced to match the low-end iPad model.

    They run a highly-customized version of Android, and their custom UI “Eden” looks great!

    The company’s website is –

    The company’s blog (WordPress – WTF?) is – Responds:

    Interesting. Very interesting.

    Just looked at the specs and the Engadget video.

    Everything seems to work fine.

    Does not look like vaporware.

    Lots of ports, very slick piece indeed.

    A lot depends now on the execution plus the Apps store. Both very hard stuff.

    We’ll keep our fingers crossed on how the fledgling handles the above two critical issues. Plus, what happens when/if Apple cuts pricing with the upcoming 2.0 iPad.

    Who’d have thought the Coolies would raise above their daily drudgery to launch such a sleek device. 😉


  2. guruji   January 5, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    The Notion Ink Adam was gotten good reviews. Here is the review from the reputed tech blog “Endgadget”:

    The Adam had to encounter various difficulties, like investors bailing out, handling accusations of vaporware, inexperienced team etc., but looks like they have finished well.

    The company was founded by newly-graduated IITians and it is amazing given the environment in India, that they were able to reach this stage. They are rumored to have many more products down the line. Wishing them all the best in their endeavors! Responds:

    Checked out the video and mentioned it in our response to your previous comment.

    We wish them all success too.

    Guess, we’ll know in 6-8 months if they’re still around.

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