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"Tens of Millions." Will Buy a Tablet Computer In 2010

   
6:50 pm on Jan 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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"Tens of Millions..." Will Buy a Tablet Computer In 2010 [news.cnet.com]
A Deloitte research note claims that tablet computers will finally capture the affection of consumers this year.

"Tens of millions of people" will buy a tablet computer--or a "NetTab," as dubbed by Deloitte--in 2010, the company predicted Monday.

7:09 pm on Jan 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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In this economy? I don't think so. Maybe if it's priced under $100 they could see that level of volume.
8:27 pm on Jan 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Could be a lot though. When we were looking at laptops recently they were promoting table computers as the high end $1000 laptops. Touch screens that rotated and then lay flat.

We didn't bother because we were looking at $300 netbooks - bit it wasn't that long ago that $1000 laptops were the cheap ones - so $1000 tablet computers are certainly in the right price range for consumers to buy them.

8:30 pm on Jan 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Apple could stick their logo on a turd and tens of millions of Apple obsessives would buy one :)
3:43 pm on Jan 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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we've heard this one before

*snooozeeee*

3:45 pm on Jan 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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you can buy a fast desktop and a portable netbook for the same price you can buy a decent laptop or tablet computer.
4:23 pm on Jan 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Perhaps i'm mistaken, however, i'm not sure I would want one in place of a netbook/notebook/smartphone combination.

I wonder who will want to spend that kind of money.

5:01 pm on Jan 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I surely will not tell anyone they are great and you should buy one cause you really need it.

companies are wanting to sell hardware badddd, they saw people buy netbooks now they think whatever silly thing they come up with in the $300 range people will buy it up en masse

like i've said with laptops, how many times can you repackage the same thing and try to sell it again.

5:06 pm on Jan 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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"Tens of Millions..." Will Buy a Tablet Computer In 2010

Why?

7:43 pm on Jan 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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cause thats what they said at CES

haha

12:48 am on Jan 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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This seems quite plausible to me, however, the quality and price will have to be right. I used to think tablet computers would take over the world, however, I now believe that ten years from now the computer market will be very different...

Your computer will be in your phone. Your phone will plug into a docking station to provide a desktop, laptop or tablet PC. The same phone will also plug into a docking station in your car to provide sat-nav functionality. I'm not saying your phone will be your computer but rather that the phone will house a standard computer module (solid-state and very tough) and will act as its caddy allowing it to plug into larger devices. In turn, the computer module will provide all the advanced features expected of a modern phone.

We are very close to being able to do this now. Five years from now it should be easy, so ten years from now it's likely to have happened (unless something even better comes along).

Kaled.

3:46 am on Jan 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Someone is off by a decimal place or two. The Kindle seems very popular to me and from what I'm reading they sold about 500,000 units in 2008. There were only 378,000 iPods sold in thier first full year. I suspect these devices cost much less than the tablet that will be launching.

I'm thinking 100,000 units - tops.

6:22 pm on Jan 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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these are all niche products.
12:19 am on Feb 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

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A lot of people buy such things because they are "fashionable" at least that is what they are told or believe.

Personally, I would prefer a super powerful 9 inch netbook. the Dell Alienware MX11 is pretty close.
4:32 pm on Feb 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

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^ if you like paying $800+ for a NETBOOK
7:55 am on Mar 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

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^ true but it is a very fast netbook, and is much more portable than the bigger alienwares.
2:38 pm on Mar 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

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you could do better getting a barebones netbook and doing it yourself.
3:01 pm on Mar 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

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"Tens of millions of people" will buy a tablet computer--or a "NetTab," as dubbed by Deloitte--in 2010, the company predicted Monday.


They must think that saying it will increase the chances of it happening. Until Tablet PC's have a better OS than my iPhone(iPhone + bigger = iPad) I can't see why anyone would want one when a laptop/netbook does everything a tablet can do and much more.

If companies turn the tablet into a netbook with a touch screen, then it'll sell well. Not tens of millions sold for 2010 though, that's just dumb.
2:15 pm on Mar 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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StoutFiles this is a marketing campaign, of course, they're trying to create people a picture where anyone must have a tablet computer. They'll have a surprise, though. :)