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2011: The Year of Too Many Tablets

I’m not quite sure how to view this list of tablets that debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month–as a monument to competitive spirit and move-the-story-forward innovation or as a memorial to vaporware.

Either way, this canonical categorizing of the multiplicity of slates and e-readers by CEA Chief Economist and Director of Research Shawn DuBravac is pretty stunning. There are more than 100 in all, and they run the gamut from Panasonic’s diminutive 4-inch VieraTablet to Kno’s dual-14-inch-screen device. DuBravac has helpfully broken them out according to OEM, screen size and operating system (note the proliferation of Android tablets). Notably absent: Any data on pricing and availability, which isn’t too suprising since only a portion of the tablets on this list will ever need it, particularly with the iPad 2, Research In Motion’s PlayBook and whatever webOS creations Hewlett-Packard’s Palm division has cooked up headed to market.

OEM Name New tablet
or e-Reader
Screen size OS
Acer iconia tab a500 New tablet 10 Android
Acer Iconia W7 tablet New tablet 10.1 Windows
Aluratek Cinepad New e-Reader 10 Android
AOC Breeze New tablet 8 Android
Archos 101 New tablet 10 Android
Asus Eee Slate EP121 New tablet 12 Windows
Asus Eee Pad Slider New tablet 10 Android
Asus Eee Pad MeMo New tablet 7 Android
Asus Eee Pad Transformer New tablet 10 Android
Augen Doppio New tablet 10.1 Android
Augen Espresso New tablet 7 Android
Augen Latte New tablet 7 Android
Augen Latte Grand New tablet 7 Android
Azpen tablet New tablet 7 Android
Azpen tablet New tablet 7 Windows
BlackBerry PlayBook New tablet 7 QNX
Dell Streak 10 New tablet 10 Android
Dell Streak 7 New tablet 7 Android
eFun Nextbook Next4 New tablet 10 Android
eFun Nextbook Next6 New tablet 7 Android
Enspert Identity Tab E201 New tablet 7 Android
Enspert Identity Tab E301 New tablet 7 Android
Entourage Pocket eDGe New e-Reader 6 Android
Freescale 24 different models varied tablet varied varied
Fujitsu unnamed Windows 7 tablet New tablet 7 Windows
Fujitsu Lifebook T901 New tablet 13.1 Windows
Gajah International multiple e-Readers New e-Reader 7 unknown
Hanvon WISEreader N500 New e-Reader 5 WinCE
Hanvon WISEreader N618 New e-Reader 6 WinCE
Hanvon WISEreader N628 New e-Reader 6 WinCE
Hanvon WISEreader N638 New e-Reader 6 WinCE
Hanvon WISEreader N800 New e-Reader 8 WinCE
iRiver StoryHD New e-Reader 6 unknown
Key Ingredient Demy Previously Released e-Reader unknown
Kno single screen New tablet 14 Linux
Kno dual-screen New tablet 14×2 Linux
Lenovo LePad New tablet 10 Android
Lenovo Windows7 slate New tablet 10 Windows
LG Optimus tablet New tablet 8.9 Android
LG T-mobile G-Slate New tablet 10 Android
Motion Computing CL900 New tablet 10 Windows
Motorola Xoom New tablet 10 Android
MSI WindPad 100A New tablet 10 Android
MSI WindPad 100W New tablet 10 Windows
MSI Kid Pad prototype tablet 10 Android
NEC Cloud Communicator LT-W New tablet 7 Android
Netbook Navigator Nav7 New tablet 7 Windows
Netbook Navigator Nav9 New tablet 8.9 Windows
Netbook Navigator Nav10i New tablet 10.1 Windows
notion ink adam tablet New tablet 10 Android
OpenPeak OpenTablet 10 New tablet 10 Android
Panasonic VieraTablet New tablet 4 Android
Panasonic VieraTablet New tablet 7 Android
Panasonic VieraTablet New tablet 10 Android
Pandigital Multimedia Novel New e-Reader 9 Android
Pandigital Multimedia Novel New e-Reader 7 Android
PocketBook-USA, Inc. 902/903 New e-Reader 9.7 Linux
PocketBook-USA, Inc. 602/603 New e-Reader 6 Linux
PocketBook-USA, Inc. 701 IQ New e-Reader 7 Android
Razer Switchblade New tablet 7 Windows
Rullingnet Vinci prototype tablet 7 Android
Samsung Galaxy Tab WiFi Previously Released tablet 7 Android
Samsung TX100 New tablet 10 Windows
Sharp Galapogas E-media Tablet New e-Reader 5.5 Linux
Sharp Galapogas E-media Tablet New e-Reader 10.8 Linux
toshiba Toshiba Tablet New tablet 10 Android
Velocity Micro Cruz tablet New tablet 7 Android
Velocity Micro Cruz tablet New tablet 8 Android
Velocity Micro Cruz tablet New tablet 10 Android
Viewsonic ViewPad 10 New tablet 10.1 Android / Windows
Viewsonic ViewPad 10s New tablet 10.1 Android
Viliv X10 New tablet 10.2 Android
Vilix X7 New tablet 7 Android
Vilix X70 New tablet 7 Windows
Vizio Vizio (Via) Tablet New tablet 8 Android
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G New tablet 7 Android

Chart and data courtesy Shawn Dubravac


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