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Tablets — the canary in the PC tunnel?

Posted by Jon Peddie on July 11th 2011 | Discuss
Categories: Blogs, The Market
Tags: apple tablets economy

Jon Peddie

The second quarter by all accounts so far has not been a blockbuster, in fact in some places it’s been a career buster. The DJIA wobbled, not many new jobs were created, and the politics in the US got even more rancorous if such a thing is possible. In the PC industry the major bright spot had been tablets. Called computer tablets, media tablets, tablet PCs, or just tablets; reinvented by Apple and followed by a dozen or more imitators, tablets excited the industry — the latest great thing. No one needs a tablet. It doesn’t do anything that can’t be…