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Tablets coming for the holidays, but is it time to buy one yet?

November 21, 2010 |  9:57 am


This year's hottest new tech gadget was undoubtedly Apple's much-talked-about iPad, the sleek tablet computer that has sold millions and started many discussions about whether the future of personal computing will be seen on a touchscreen.

But the iPad debuted only about eight months ago, and the entire nascent tablet market has emerged since then. That is hardly enough time for a new type of technology product to mature or to find the many generalized and specialized tasks it may eventually be used for.

Still, the flood of tablets is about to begin, and we've looked at a few of the newest ones in our Sunday business story about tablet computing, and the accompanying video.


iPad debuts to eager buyers around the U.S.

Four major carriers to sell Samsung Galaxy tablet

BlackBerry Playbook tablet to be under $500

-- David Sarno

Photo: a variety of new tablet computers on sale for the holidays. Clockwise from front: the Dell Streak, Augen Gentouch 78, Maylong M-150, Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times