Evan Koblentz says tablets are not the future dominant form of mobile computing. Why? How?
- Tablets as we know them will remain hot for a couple of years, and then will fade away, forever marginalized into niche status.
- High-end tablets are relatively expensive, even more so than some entry-level laptops.
- Size-wise, even small tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab are still too big to fit in most pockets.
Is there no way to change the future?
First, tablets’ best features such as multitouch screens could be incorporated into laptops with either fold-under or slider-style keyboards, resulting in a converged portable computer that some buyers may find more useful.
Isn’t that called a notebook?