Sep 16 2010 · Random
Something I said a few months ago in a previous post,
…tablets are a new form of computing devices, one poised to become more powerful and user-friendly than the netbook/laptop form…
I mentioned the JooJoo in that post, but the iPad pretty much demolished any chance the JooJoo had at success.
The iPad itself has done phenomenally well and my optimism for tablets seems to be shared by the general public. Despite lackluster first impressions of the iPad on tech sites when it was announced, the iPad has managed to sell at a staggering rate (2 million sold, 2 months after going on sale).
My prediction of the tablet overtaking the netbook and laptop form-factors seems to be coming true as well; from the Wall Street Journal,
…internal estimates [at Best Buy] showed that the iPad had cannibalized sales from laptop PCs by as much as 50%.
Nice summary at SAI.