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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the annual consumer technology shindig in Las Vegas is set to be dominated by tablets.
The show will be used as a platform to launch around 80 tablets with Toshiba one of the larger names joining the ranks of Apple and Samsung which have already released products to the market.
Those selling applications that depend on the technology are expecting a strong year in terms of sales of tablets as it begins to make its presence felt in the business market.
"2011 is already proving to be the year of the tablet computer," said Mark Mason, CEO of mobile application developer Mubaloo.
"The influence of tablets on our lives and businesses is only going to grow. Have no doubt the tablet market is going to be huge," he added.
Mason said the Toshiba offering, a 10 inch product codenamed Honeycomb, would enable to vendor to get in on the action before the competition gets too intense.
Hewlett-Packard is also expected to launch a tablet in February, although it is not likely to be showing the device at CES.