Consumers are making their choice between an iPad and netbook and despite positive projections for netbook sales in 2010, things don’t look good for the category. I’ve said all along that you can’t compare an iPad to a netbook and that all the netbook did was prove that consumers wanted a compact device — it doesn’t mean it was the right device. Now, consumers are moving to the iPad. Not a big shock.
I’d observe this means the iPad has made netbooks lose their mojo — and as more tablets from other manufacturers reach the shops (including Sony’s possible future Android-powered tablet), what fate for the netbook category?
iPad Xmas? Apple’s iPad seizes netbook hearts [Computerworld]