“Despite Apple’s absence from the Consumer Electronics Show, its iPad looms over the event,” Eric Zeman reports for InformationWeek. “Reports of the iPad 3 continue to push real news about announced hardware from the top headlines. The latest information suggests that manufacturers already are ramping up production of the iPad 3, which might arrive as early as March.”

“Meanwhile, in Las Vegas on Monday, hardware makers churned out a handful of new Android-based tablets,” Zeman reports. “They run Google’s Android operating system and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The problem is, none of them will steal a significant share of the tablet market from Apple’s dominant iPad.”

MacDailyNews Take: It’s not a problem for anybody but non-Apple hardware makers and, perhaps, the people who are paid to write about them.

Zeman reports, “Apple’s iPad is a juggernaut in the tablet space, and this year, serious competitors failed to show up at all.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s iPad is not a juggernaut in the tablet space, it is the juggernaut. Otherwise, Zeman is correct.