Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Whose the Tablet PC leader now?

Even before Amazon announces their Kindle DX or Apple announces something about a rumored device which is bigger than an iPhone yet smaller than a MacBook, people like Anthony Massucci are standing in line to pronounce to the two companies as winners in the tablet PC space (note the lowercase “T”).

Amazon may not be racing against Apple (AAPL) or another player to create a widely-used tablet PC, but a bigger Kindle could become a market leader by default. The dominant product or player in tablet PC field has yet to be defined and it seems that Apple and Amazon have come the closest to putting a real-time updating media player in your hands.

There has been speculation that Apple could unveil a bigger version of it’s touch-screen iPod Touch, which is already a mini-version of a portable computer, this year.