Already this week, Vizio and Toshiba have introduced new tablet computers and more tablet releases should be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Manufacturers such as Dell, LG and Microsoft are expected to enter the market with their iPad competitors.
Many of the new tablets will run Google's Android as the operating system and Tawain's Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center said recently that 25% of global tablets shipped in 2011 will run Android. But Apple will still command the lion's share of the market and is on track to sell nearly 20 million iPads this year, eMarketer said.
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