Market tracker DisplaySearch predicts the iPad to have 30% share of the combined netbook/slate market by mid-year, says this could be “the beginning of the end” for the netbook.
The VAR Guy thinks Linux Netbooks may have fallen into a pool filled with chilly water. The apparent result: Continued market shrinkage. Alas, The VAR Guy doesn’t have official market data to share. But three pieces of circumstantial evidence suggest the Linux Netbook market continues to decline in North America while the Apple iPad and tablets continue to rise.