Wishful Thinking

Acer chairman JT Wang (heh) says the tablet bubble is about to pop.

It’s interesting that the article calls them “tablet PCs” which would seem to exclude the iPad since no one ever called it a tablet PC. In fact the article doesn’t mention Apple or the iPad at all which is bizarre considering how Apple dominates the tablet market.

I suppose that if you exclude the iPad then the tablet PC bubble has surely popped because despite all the announcements and hype from last year there isn’t a tablet PC market to speak of. Dell pulled out, HP quit. Acer can’t manage to sell many.

That’s right, just ignore Apple. I’m sure they’ll go away.

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6 Responses to Wishful Thinking

  1. Ed Skinner says:

    Commenting from an iPad2, wireless in a McDonalds, two other patrons also with iPads: a flash iPad-minimob? (They’re gonna need more seating.)

  2. Bubblehead Les says:

    What’s the old Joke? “I told Orville and I told Wilbur and now I’m telling you, that thing will never get off the ground!”

  3. Old NFO says:

    Yep, Apple is just a flash in the pan… it’ll go away soon…

  4. Kristopher says:

    I think he is talking about the A+ cert. definition of a “tablet” … a laptop sized monster with a stylus and no keyboard.

    Yea, those are becoming niche tools for technical field workers and artists.

    The large pda market ( like the iPad ) is going gangbusters.

  5. Tam says:

    Speaking as someone who owns… um… actually I have no idea how many Apple products, I would never underestimate the ability of a Jobsless Apple to snatch defeat from the slavering jaws of victory.

  6. SPQR says:

    I certainly don’t think that the tablet market will collapse. Instead, I think it will be the consumer computing form factor going forward. I don’t think Apple will dominate it forever, and not least because of some of the silly litigation methods Apple is attempting to maintain their market share.

    The traditional PC makers and Microsoft should be worried that they are not participating significantly in that market.

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