A report by Deloitte predicts sales of tablet PCs will boom this year, the company claims tens of millions of these devices will be sold over the next 12 months. Deloitte predicts the upcoming batch of tablets will be more successful than previous generations because they are consumer focused, primarily intended for media and web browsing, rather than for work-oriented stuff.
NetTabs, devices smaller than a netbook but larger than a smartphone, which have wireless connections and a touchscreen, will "break out" this year, the annual report from Deloitte predicts.
Tablet computers, which the report dubs the "Goldilocks of devices" because they're not too big and not too small, "will likely be purchased by tens of millions of people in 2010." If that rings a bell, it's because a rumour was circulating late last year that Apple ordered 10 million of its yet-unannounced tablets.