John Paczkowski

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Tablet Cannibalization on the Rise in 2011

Nearly 56 million tablets will be shipped in 2011–200 percent more than were shipped in 2010. That’s the latest forecast from NPD’s DisplaySearch, which expects that number to hit 172.4 million by 2014. That’s 35 percent of the overall mobile PC market, which also includes the notebooks and mini-notes whose sales NPD says the tablet is cannibalizing, particularly in mature markets where the percentage of households that already own PCs are highest.

Hardly a surprise given recent trends. Recall that retail notebooks in the United States have been charting decelerating growth for months now, driven largely by the iPad. Now with RIM’s PlayBook, Hewlett-Packard’s “PalmPad” and dozens of other tablets headed to market it’s only going to slow further.


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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

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December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus