Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Is it possible that tablets get extinct in five years?

Before 2010, it is hard for us as well the computer manufacturers to give a definition for tablet, for there are too many types of companies all over the world engineered and produced their own tablets. It was until the release and success of iPad in 2010 that we begin to pay attention to the tablet we all wanted to own and to use on a daily basis. Just in the same year, we saw the advent of Samsung's Galaxy Tab. Both Apple and Samsung have since then released the successors 每 the iPad 2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1. Since then, the entire IT industry seems to be shifting its main focus from developing PCs to tablets. However, there are also some doubts on the future of tablets. Thorstein Heins, the BlackBerry CEO, publicly stated that tablets would cease to exist in 5 years' time. Is it possible or just nonsense?

There is no doubt that development of IT products should always undergo the demands of their users. Microsoft is always doing this. For example, when users find recovery Windows 7 password a troublesome thing, we can see there are picture password and PIN code developed in Windows 8 as supplement of text password in Windows. So, what features are right for the market demands and attribute to the success of tablets?

The success of tablets greatly owes to Bill Gates, who deserves a lot of the credit for pushing the slate form factor onto the general populace. "But a lot of those users are frustrated, they can't type, they can't create documents, they don't have Office there, so we're providing them benefits of something they've seen and made that a big category, but without giving up what they expect in a PC", he said. A key and common component among tablet computers is touch input, which allows the user to navigate easily and intuitively and type with a virtual keyboard on the screen. Tablet is also characterized by its wireless mobile browser, GPS satellite navigation, portable media player, docking station, etc. It seems that tablets are just what we want in the past several years.

However, the statement that the tablets is to extinct is also not groundless. We now have even high demand for it. We can see there are a variety of other portable and practical devices equipped with similar functions with tablets in the current market. The biggest threat of tablets comes from smartphones. Many of these advanced smartphones can wirelessly connect to your display, keyboard, and mouse, providing full-featured desktop functions. What's more, when compared to tablets, smartphones are more portable and with flexible and foldable displays. Ultra books are also increasingly popular for its reduced bulk without compromising performance and battery life. They are supposed to replace more and more laptops over time and help to eliminate netbook and tablets from the market.

The future of IT products is somehow hard to predict, even if it may be booming at this moment. I want to say, with so fierce competition in this industry, any products will definitely be eliminated sooner or later once it can't meet the demand of the market. For users, no matter you choose a tablet, a smartphone, or a notebook, the best choice is made according to your specific requirements.

I am Mike Leonnon. I am a freelance writer from New York. I am interested in IT produts and have been writing on PC for years. You can also find many tips for PC operation and security, say, how to recover password in Windows 8, tips to choose the right PC, etc.  

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