A tablet-centric world
There have been a number of new tablet announcements recently:
1) Microsoft announced the Surface PC/Tablet with availability scheduled in October
3) Amazon introduced updated 7″ and 9″ Kindle Fire at incredibly competitive prices with high density retina-like displays
4) Apple rumors of the iPad mini, a 7″ tablet, continue to appear along aside the expected iPhone 2012 with a larger 4″ display
It’s clearly a tablet centric world and with this many new devices, the back to school and Christmas season will be dominated by tablet sales into homes and a tidal wave of new devices into businesses for corporate use.
The clear loser has been the PC with Intel announcing earnings will be $1B less than predicted due to softening demand for ultra books and reduced orders for the all important holiday season as consumers seek out tablets and smartphones.
To date, about 100M tablets have been sold versus 2B PCs. 2012 looks to be the year tablets see exponential growth while PCs see exponential decay.
Is your business ready for the world of work on tablets?