For the immediate future, the main use of media tablets will be as notebook companions or as a secondary device to take on the road for fast access to e-mail, calendaring, interrogating Web applications and information sources, and showing PowerPoint presentations (with an external Video Graphics Array [VGA] out cable, the iPad can connect to video projectors). Although the lightweight, large screen, instant on and long battery life provide convenience for traveling workers, media tablets do not have enough content creation capability to replace either notebooks or smartphones. As a result, they will be “third devices” for most workers and so most companies will not purchase media tablets for their workers. However, we are already seeing a huge influx of these devices into the enterprise.
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