CES 2011 to bring several new tablet

The hotly anticipated Consumer Electronics Show that will take place in Las Vegas in January 2011 will be used by manufacturers to introduce several tablets and smartphones.

The world’s most popular tablet, the iPad, will see the launch of its potential rivals. Craig Ellis, an analyst at Caris & Co., has projected that more than 69 entries would be made in the tablet arena.

Craig Ellis’ projection can’t be taken as an exaggeration because the impressive success of the iPad has encouraged scores of rival manufacturers to introduce their respective tablets. As per Ellis’ estimates, around 53 million tablets will be purchased in 2011.

Dell, Acer and Motorola will be in the long list of manufacturers that are expected to unveil their tablets, which will have displays of diverse sizes and will run different operating systems.

ViewSonic Corp. has reportedly plans to unveil a phone-tablet computer hybrid which is able to support next-generation wireless connections. People familiar with the matter informed on the condition of anonymity that ViewSonic’s phone-tablet features Google's Android OS, a four-inch display, and is capable of making phone calls.