Will iPad 2 Be King of Tablets in 2011?

In the past year we have seen a host of different tablets offered to us and next year is going to be no different. We saw the iPad’s launch in April amongst others and it has been a massive hit. In 2011 what new tablets will we see and will the inevitable iPad 2 be top dog?

Will iPad 2 Be King of Tablets in 2011?

Reports from Economic Times tell us that Acer, Asus, Toshiba, Nokia and LG are also set to enter into the tablet market after its huge success over the past months. In 2011, consumers will be spoiled for choice with Apple’s iPad and expected 2nd version, as well as Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, Dell’s Streak, Hewlett Packard’s Slate 500, Toshiba’s Folio 100 and then also the Android tablets.

If the iPad 2 does appear as expected, then in my opinion it will be the dominant tablet out on the market after the roaring success of the first model. Apple have sold millions of units of the first iPad as it was hyped up 3 months before release and then lived up to the expectation. Current iPad owners will be wanted to get the upgraded version as they know what to expect from it and that it is the ultimate gadget to have. Expect new hardware and an updated OS from the iPad 2 which is being tipped for an April launch. You will probably hear the confirmation first from Apple in January time.

The tablet market has exploded because of the easy portability, and over 19.5 million units are predicted to be shifted this year and over 54 million next year and 208 million in 2014. The popular devices have been described as the “void between smart phones and laptops”. Will you buy the iPad 2 if it is released or will you go for a less expensive tablet that the PC or mobile manufacturers are offering? Will the iPad 2 dominate? Tell us with your comments.

  • Jerrilyn

    It’s Apple all the way…definitely waiting on that iPad 2!!!!

  • Ray

    For the Apple fan boys it will be Apple no matter what it still lacks or how many bank loans you need to pay for it. For the rest of us who are more discerning there are just too many superior not to mention more reasonably priced options and speaking of options they have everything the Apple does not. Apple like to hold all the options behind it's back and dole them out only if they see fit to like someone's big mama. I prefer a company who gives the consumer what they want, not what the company thinks they should have and then maybe they'll give you more options on the next version.

    • JPH

      Too many superior options to the iPad ? ?
      Any examples ?

  • kunal

    surely waiting for d gadget…but wat will b tge chnges made in exchange of ipad1

  • Mike

    I want to have a good look at the offerings before making a decision. The Asus 10 in tablets seems quite good. I would like to see 1) usb port, 2) a camera preferably two cameras, 3) NOT a Windows OS, 4) a sub $400 price tag. Well we can all dream, I guess.

    Regarding the ipad2, it will have share the market. People will realize after CES it is not the ultimate.