Legions of touch-screen tablets based on Google's Android operating system were shown at CES 2011. Unfortunately, the shakeout has already begun, even before the nearly 100 different iPad copycats hit the shelves, according to analysts. Look for a few Android touchscreen tablets to rival Apple iPad in sales by 2012, with the rest headed for bankruptcy. R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLog
Toshiba's Tablet computer not only copies the iPad form factor, but even used the same photographic style--with the slanting shadow--that distinguished Apple's product shots.
Here is what my Ziff-Davis Smarter Technology story says about the touchscreen-tablet market: Apple surprised even itself with the overwhelming popularity of the iPad, which has racked up sales of 13 million units in 2010, according to Gartner (Stamford, Conn.), and which will ramp up to as many as 45 million units in 2011—compared with as few as 10 million units from competitors...
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