Last year, we wrote a feature called "The Tablet PC, The Laptop of The Future". Now, exactly one year later, you have to admit that 2010 was definitely a break-through year for multi-touch devices and tablet computers, especially with the launch of Apple's iPad.
But to everyone's surprise, Samsung has become a serious competitor for Apple with its Galaxy Tab (7-inch screen and running Google's Android OS). Samsung confirmed at the end of last year that sales of the tablet had reached the 1 million mark worldwide. Hmm... it's going to be interesting to see the iPad 2 vs Galaxy Tab 2 battle very soon.
In about two days, the 2011 International CES will again take place in Las Vegas, CA. This annual event features 2,500 global technology companies unveiling their latest consumer technology products and services to the public.
Like last year, for Microsoft's Steve Ballmer the honor to kick off the event. He's expected to demo new tablet computers from Samsung and Dell running Windows 7. We hope to see something new and refreshing this time.
Tablets are also to be expected from Acer, Archos, Asus, Creative, Dell, Entourage, Fusion Garage, LG, Motorola, MSI, Notion Ink, Samsung, Toshiba, and ViewSonic. Hopefully a few of them will be previewing Honeycomb, Google's upcoming Android 3.5.
And, to top it all off, HP is rumoured to demo the first webOS-based tablet! An industry first?
Check Engadget's CES page for all the latest updates or visit the official CES website at CESweb.org
Tablets are here, and they are here to stay. The new wave of laptops or the wave of new laptops?