The iPad is still synonymous with the concept of a tablet, but Apple’s tablets have now slipped below 50% of all tablets sold. So what’s taken their place? An array of tablets that are generally smaller, cheaper but still basically equivalent to an iPad.
KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid said the world’s largest Internet retailer is looking to get a bigger share of the booming tablet market.
Google will sell a small tablet computer bearing its brand in a challenge to Amazon’s Kindle Fire.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Wednesday showed off the Kindle Fire, a $199 tablet computer, challenging Apple’s iPad by extending its Kindle brand into the world of full-color, multipurpose devices.