Apple is reportedly prepping at least one revamped iPad Mini with a Retina display that is likely to make its debut during the second half of 2013.
Tablet PC shipments are projected to exceed notebook PC shipments by 2016.
Google's $199 Nexus 7 Android Jelly Bean tablet may boast some pretty sweet specs indeed. At this juncture, however, Mountain View is probably more focused on user experience - rather than expensive hardware.
Tablet sales may very well outpace notebook PC shipments by 2016, at least according to analysts at NPD DisplaySearch.
The tablet category has significantly expanded its role in the lucrative mobile PC market, with shipments hitting 72.7 million units and accounting for 25.5% of mobile PC shipments in 2011.
Asustek is apparently the largest, non-iOS tablet vendor - with shipments totaling a fairly healthy 400,000 units during the first half of 2011.
Numerous industry analysts, journalists and devs have described Google's tablet-optimized Honeycomb OS as "half-baked" or "unpolished."