Bitterwallet poll - will you be buying a tablet PC in 2011?
At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, all the talk has been around tablet launches. That, and how not to get mugged in every third street of the city centre. The HTC Flyer, LG Optimus Pad and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 are just some of the headline devices to be announced in the past few days (see Mobot.net for in-depth mobile news from MWC), and this activity follows on from January's Consumer Electronics Show when nearly 100 new tablets were launched.
Apple doesn't attend MWC, although the iPad was certainly the delegate's hardware of choice. It's a little odd to hear company CEO's making derisory comments about Apple, when they're already a year behind the game, and throwing everything they've got at a market Apple created. Regardless, the tablet PC will dominate 2011 and manufacturers in Barcelona are expecting big numbers from their sales.
The question is, is all this activity enough to make you consider shelling out for another portable device? Is there now a tablet that has the functionality you've been waiting for? Or are you still struggling to see the point of a device bridging the gap between your mobile and your laptop? Let us know and share your Marmitesque feelings concerning tablets in the comments.