It's tablet time at CES 2011

January will bring the Consumer Electronics Show, and along with it a bevy of iPad wannabes. We take a look at the tumble of tablets.

John Morris

For the Consumer Electronics Show, set for early January, 2011 is shaping up to be the year of the tablet. Yet the most (some would say only) successful tablet to date is the one that won't be at CES. Apple sold 7.5 million iPads in the first six months and no doubt millions more this holiday season. Its shadow will hang over the show, forcing a wide range of companies--chipmakers; computer hardware and consumer-electronics companies; software developers and wireless carriers--to announce plans for tablets. Here's what we're expecting to see.

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