The Week of the Tablet

Two household names both announced that they too will be competing in the tablet/iPad space this week.

Blackberry announced their plans for the PlayBook, which some are touting as the enterprise version of the iPad. Also, it is being reported that Dell has their own plans to release a 7 inch tablet in a matter of weeks and then a 10 inch version several months later.

The question: what place does the tablet have within enterprise mobility?

Sure, tablets (with a lot less glamor) have been in use for years in niche markets, but are these new breeds of tablets going to replace traditional mobile devices? Is this just another case of companies clamoring to create “me too” products? Or, will we look back in 10 years and laugh ridiculously saying, “Hey, remember when we used to try and do business on a 3.5 inch screen?

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