7-inch tablets are on the rise

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This chart is so cool. It shows the screen size distribution through all tablets that were sold starting in May of 2009 to February of 2011. As you can see, 7-inch tablets (our specialty) are on the rise, while 11-inch tablets are shrinking. (Yay!) 

What this means is that there is a trend towards a specific range of tablets that people like. There are always niche markets that will continue to buy some of the more obscure sizes, but it seems like the market is headed towards 7- to 10-inch tablets. Of course, we cover the smaller end here, which is why I am so excited to see that most people like that size. 

It'll be interesting to see how manufacturers will take this data and use it to make Ice Cream Sandwich and Windows 8 tablets for next year. 2010 and 2011 may have been the years of the iPad and iPad 2, respectively, but I think 2012 is the year of everything else.

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Calob Horton

Calob Horton is an associate editor at Pocketables. He loves all technology, no matter which company it comes from. This unbiased view of the tech world allows him to choose the products that best fit his personal needs and tastes: a Microsoft Surface Pro, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and a third-gen iPad.Google+ | Twitter | More posts by Calob | Subscribe to Calob's posts