According to the good folks over at Digitimes, the face of mobile computing is going to undertake a radical shift in the next year, with tablet sales predicted to outpace notebook PC sales for the first time ever. 210 million units are estimated to be sold in 2013, which is surely a significant enough number for OEMs to sit up and take notice. Predictably, Apple’s iPad will be the forecast top hardware seller, with Google’s Android OS to be the top operating system sold.
As a recent tablet owner, I can speak for its usefulness in certain settings, but can I see it replacing what a laptop can do for me? No. Having said that, I think that our lives have been forever changed by things like the iPad and to a lesser extent other tablets like the Nexus 7. The way we act and behave on a daily basis is almost exclusively focused on mobile computing. And those devices that aid us in our quest to always be connected.
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