Sales of traditional PCs continue to decline as tablet shipments remains on track to hit a grand total of 145 million in 2013.
Mobile computing - currently dominated by tablets such as Apple's wildly popular iPad - is essentially a two-horse race of devices powered by Apple's iOS and Google's Android.
An estimated 37 million ultra-mobile devices (UMDs) will ship in the United States during 2011 - with 75% of total shipments expected to be media tablets spearheaded by Apple's iPad 2.
Sure, the iPad is one tricked-out device, but do you really need a tablet - Apple or otherwise?
Remember all those talking heads who predicted that tablets and low-cost laptops would kill off the humble netbook? Well, consumer interest in such entry-level devices has apparently shown little sign of waning.
An ARM spokesperson has predicted that the launch of Apple’s iPad will prompt the release of over 50 rival tablet PC devices in 2010.
A senior analyst has predicted that global shipments of non-X86 powered smartbooks will reach 163 million in 2015.