Rupert Murdoch: Tablets are the Future

The Australian have an article on a talk given by Rupert Murdoch at a "new media" breakfast event. He spoke at length about tablets, and he said they were:

"a perfect platform for our content. We can deliver our content to our readers when, where and how they want it. It's cheap, convenient and constantly up-to-date,'' Mr Murdoch said.

"Initial expectations that (Apple) would sell a few million (iPads) will fall way short of the mark. It looks like they will sell around 15 million iPads this calendar year and more than 40 million by 2012.

"And the iPad is just one of many tablet or slate computers in the pipeline. News Corp fully intends to be across all those platforms too."

I've made my position on tablets clear (they're a fad). I think tablets will go the way of the netbook.

P.S. I don't agree with him, but I will note that he has just justified all the tablet coverage on this blog.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

1 Comment on Rupert Murdoch: Tablets are the Future

  1. Phew… I was starting to think that I was legend, the only man in the developed world that think that Tablets are non-sense toys

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