On the eve of Microsoft’s expected tablet/slate strategy unveiling
at the Consumer Electronics Show, Forrester Research has published updated hardware and software predictions for the tablet market.
In a January 4 research note entitled “Tablets Will Grow As Fast As MP3 Players,”
Forrester is predicting that the U.S. market for tablets will grow from 10.3 million units sold in 2010 to 44 million new units sold in 2015. By 2015, 82 million people here in the States will own a tablet, according to Forrester. Forrester is predicting a “substantial number” of consumers will be willing to buy new, upgraded tablets with every new model release.