Well, here’s a test case. Let’s say you paid close attention last
year to the tablets that were hyped at the show. How important
have they turned out to be, one year on?
We broke down the trajectories of 17 tablets from CES 2011. In the
final tally, I think you could say one is a qualified success (the
Asus Eee Pad Transformer), one did OK (the Motorola XOOM), and
several flopped (Dell Streak, RIM Playbook) or made no impact
(Coby Kyrus, Cydle M7 Multipad, Naxa NID-7001). Nine never were
heard from again.
Where by “qualified” he apparently means in the “non-iPad” category.