“Remember the pundits who laughed off the tablet form factor and called them toys? No? Neither does anyone else,” John Kirk writes for TechPinions. “They were as wrong as wrong could be.”

“Tablets are the second coming of the personal computer. Apple knows it. Microsoft knew it long ago but they were unable to successfully seize the moment and capture the treasure for themselves,” Kirk writes. “Google is only just now realizing the importance of tablets.”

Kirk writes, “The company or companies that win the tablet wars win the future of computing. The fight is only just begun but like a gunfight, the battle may soon – and very suddenly – be over… The world of personal computing is in flux. It’s a ‘truel’ world and for some tablet maker – and possibly for several tablet makers – it’s about to go bad and get ugly.”

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