Tablets are a new phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. Unlike your conventional PC, or your laptops, they are small enough to fit into your bag, lightweight, and touchscreen, removing the need for a keyboard or mouse, a table to rest them on, or a room to put them in. So popular are they that people all over the world have been buying them as presents for the last few years, and this is unlikely to change. With the number of brands creating them ever increasing, it’s hard to imagine a world before tablets.
Obviously there will be a certain threshold that, once attained, will gradually see signs of slowing, but that is not to say that the number of brands will decrease. New and improved models and versions will continue to be brought out, and possibly new brands will be created that exclusively design and produce tablets. But once everyone has one, the only business left will be for when newer models are produced. As with any new craze, it catches on very quickly at first, and there is always a massive surge in sales as people flock to buy the product, but as numbers of people owning tablets increase, this will be when the market will start to show signs of slowing.
Tablets began with the creation of eBooks. These lightweight electronic devices are able to store many hundreds and thousands of books on them, removing your need to carry around multiple books with you. They’ll remember what page you’re up to, so there’s no need to have to rummage around for a scrap of paper to use as a bookmark, and they’re slim and compact, so there’s no more worrying about fitting your huge tome into your handbag. The majority of them even come with overhead lights now, so you can read at night-time without disturbing your partner as they sleep next to you. All of this from one device; it’s no wonder people went crazy over them. They’re also really useful for those who have sight problems, as you can easily adjust the size of the print to suit you, so you don’t have to strain even with your glasses on to be able to read the story properly.
Next came the tablets that double up as phones and computers. Again, great for those with sight problems and the multifunctional aspect allows you to carry your phone and computer in one handy device. Brilliant also for when you just want to quickly check something, without having to turn on your PC and wait for ages for it to load up, or have to go to a different room just to be able to access your emails, or play a game.
Better yet, they’ve even created child-friendly ones too! They act as teaching and learning tools for kids. You can purchase a number of games and activities for them to do to help them learn and have fun at the same time. They’re also great to take on long car journeys to avoid the inevitable ‘are we nearly there yet?’
In short, it’s easy to see why tablets have caught on as well as they have done. With the number of tablets ever increasing, it’s unlikely that we will see signs of the market slowing any time soon.