S07E10 - The death of tablets?

It's our final week of season 7 and the team turn their attention to tablets. Rafe's gathered some research (so we know the numbers are right) showing the iPad has lost its market-dominating position with overall sales of tablets slowing too. Samsung is catching Apple fast with its broad range of tablets and price-points but the smaller, lower-cost devices are the real winners cumulatively beating both the big firms.

In other news Ewan's finally a productive member of society again (well, he's started his new job) and Rafe's finding dual-sim phones useful in rural areas with poor network coverage.

THE CHAT

Ewan says he's impressed with the capabilities of some of the new lower-priced tablets, especially Amazon's Kindle range.

Rafe says tablets probably aren't 'dead' but life-cycles are clearly different to smartphones which are replaced much more frequently..

Ben says there's probably not just one type of tablet market and he can believe they can become home-users' main device.

THE SURVEY

Tell us what you think - we'll report the results in a future episode. If you want to say more, drop us a comment!

I'd rather own one device than a separate smartphone and tablet:
I'd rather own one device than a separate smartphone and tablet: