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.