Originally Posted by dmaul1114
Most people just don't need something between their phone and laptop, so tablet devices will always be a smaller market item than laptops, mp3 players, smartphones etc. that have broader appeal as more people see a clear use for them in their daily lives. But I do think there's a sizable niche that will be drawn to tablet devices if they're designed and marketed properly--they're necessary to go to a paper-less office, paper-less class room etc.
I agree. I don't see this product reaching anywhere near iPod or iPhone sales numbers...but I do see it selling about what Apple's desktops/notebooks sell per quarter...as a reference, for Q01/2010:
Macs: 3.4 million
iPhones: 8.7 million
iPod: 21 million