A recent study by market research firm Technology Business Research (http://www.tbri.com) finds that the iPad will displace many consumers' secondary computers, creating a third major device category for personal computing and connectivity.
The study points to the success of the Apple tablet as a demonstration that the consumer seeks quick, easy e-mail and web access via a device that features more portability than a laptop while providing instant-on and more usability than a smartphone. Although laptops will lose some ground to tablets, TBR believes the market will support all three device styles for computing and connectivity, including the laptop, tablet and smartphone.
"The rise of tablets is a clear signal of consumers' desire for different forms of information consumption. Tablet devices, such as the iPad, will shake up the personal computing ecosystem and the personal computer market," says Ezra...| Read more »