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傳送日期: Friday, August 27, 2010 12:25:02 AM
主旨: Newsbank - Tablets' growth rate to pass laptops over next 5 years
Tablet computers forecast to outpace laptops
Thursday, August 26, 2010
"You're going to see those 10-inch pieces of glass become full-on computers," Glenn Lurie, president of emerging devices, said in an interview this month in
AT&T may draw more revenue by compelling new and existing customers to buy tablet computers that will complement their smart phones. The carrier is the exclusive data-service provider for the iPad, which has sold more than 3 million units since its April 3 introduction.
Sales of tablet devices probably will grow to 23 percent of the
"Starting in 2012, tablets will outsell netbooks, and by 2014, more consumers will use tablets than will use netbooks," Epps, referring to the smaller, less-powerful laptop-style computers, said in a report this month.
The range of tablets is already growing this year. Research In Motion Ltd. is planning to introduce in November a tablet computer with a 9.7-inch screen and Wi-Fi capability, according to two people familiar with the company's plans. Verizon Wireless and
"There's going to be a huge number of tablets, different sizes, different functions," Ralph de la Vega, chief executive officer of AT&T mobility, said in an interview in
This article appeared on page D - 3 of the San Francisco Chronicle