“A tablet will not replace a laptop, netbook or mobile phone, but will remain an additional premium or luxury product for wealthy industrialized markets for at least several years,” writes ABIresearch senior analyst Jeff Orr in a press release published today.
“The biggest challenge faced by the media tablet category is how they will reach the market and generate awareness among potential buyers,” Orr writes. “New entrants to this market are at a disadvantage since they lack the retail relationships and network operator agreements already built by the more mature vendors. Surprisingly, Apple may have done them a favor by raising the public profile of the whole media tablet category.”
Click the following link to read the full press release: Four Million Media Tablets in 2010 Will Rise to 57 Million in 2015