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Michael Knutson
08-25-2011, 08:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://columnfivemedia.com/work-items/socialcast-infographic-tablet-takeover--the-state-of-the-tablet-pc-in-the-enterprise/' target='_blank'>http://columnfivemedia.com/work-ite...the-enterprise/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"First introduced by Microsoft in 1999, many reviewed the Tablet PC as a toy. With the release of Apple's iPad in 2010, the mobile computing world has been consumed with tablets - mobile devices bigger than a smartphone, but smaller than a laptop. This infographic done with Socialcast, looks at the state of the tablet takeover."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1314299377.usr17748.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>According to this story done entirely as a set of graphics, almost five times as many tablets have been sold in 2011 as in 2010, at least in Q2. According to this source, 72% of US enterprises are using tablets, mostly for email, secondary uses are web browsing and presentations. Perhaps more telling, Apple's share of the tablet OS has shrunk from 94.3% to 61.3%, with Android's share going from 2.9% to 30.1%, or, more than a ten-fold increase. Predictions:</p><ul><li>Tablet sales will overtake notebook sales in 2012</li></ul><ul><li>One in five US consumers will own a tablet by 2014</li></ul><ul><li>US consumers will buy 82.1 million tablets in 2015</li></ul><ul><li>27.4% of workers believe that tablets will replace notebooks, but 39% believe that some other device will replace notebooks. Any ideas out there as to what the "other" devices could be?</li></ul><p>Data sources credited include Model Metrics, iPass, Harris Interactive, Forrester Research, Gartner, Strategy Analytics, Nielsen and Ringcentral. More sources equate to more credible guesses, in my opinion.&nbsp;</p>