Apple’s tablet is taking off at a breakneck rate. Analysts now predict up to 40 millions will be sold in 2011.  With income and spending stagnant, it’s looking like a zero-sum game in consumer electronics. Forget PCs and netbooks.   The iPad will eat into camera and GPS device sales too.   Electronista.com stated that Apple’s tablet would push overall tablet sales to 19.5 million for all of 2010 and 54.8 million in 2011.  By 2014, the category could be larger than netbooks with over 208 million units sold.  Tablets may overtake netbooks by 2012, desktops by 2013.  Source: Breakingviews and Electronista.com

BIIA Newsletter October II – 2010 Issue