Will tablets become the core of users' computing experience?
blackdog 1 year ago
Forrester Research just released a forecast that projects the tablet will become "the preferred, primary device for millions of people around the world" within the next 4 years. I'm not sure that I'm buying that, but then again I would not have anticipated the market penetration of smartphones had I been asked about it 4 years ago. I actually see some things that were listed as why the tablet would take center stage as reason to doubt it. For example, the tablet having a touch screen instead of a keyboard was seen as a reason it would be preferred over a laptop. Tablets may be great, but I've never, ever heard a single person who claimed typing on one was as fast and easy as typing on a keyboard. I just don't see tablets as full spectrum tools yet. Am I wrong? Will tablets soon become the primary computing platform for most people?
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