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The year of the tablet

At CES this year, I saw more than a dozen vendors who are preparing to launch tab, slate or pad device in 2011. Most of the devices are going to be Android based. Except for a few big exhibitors like Samsung and RIM, most companies were showing just prototypes.

So this year will be the year of the tablets. We will see a lot of devices and ultimately the competition will drive the prices down. As the devices become more affordable, soon there will be at least one and likely a few tab devices per household. The demand for tablet apps is going to be huge. Same is true forother products like movies, newspapers, magazines and books.