The knock on tablets has always been that they are content consumption, rather than content creation, devices. Most people would rather watch Netflix (NFLX) or a movie from iTunes on their tablet than on a PC. With Apple adding a significant amount of storage to its iPad and the release of a full-fledged Microsoft (MSFT) Surface tablet running Windows 8, the line is blurring, and may soon be erased.
Research firms IDC and Gartner have yet to count tablets as traditional computers, though with Canalys now doing so, it seems as if it's only a matter of time before this happens.
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--Written by Chris Ciaccia in New York>Contact by Email. Follow @Commodity_Bull