Guess What Could Stop the Tablet Revolution?Ryan Kim
With 2011 shaping up to be the Year of the Tablet, securing the display components for the looming army of tablets may be a key factor in determining success. Last year we saw that the fast start for the iPad prompted LCD display shortages from Apple supplier LG, which said it was having a hard time keeping up with demand. Now with Apple (AAPL) selling 7.3 million iPads in the December quarter, the iPad 2 on the way, and seemingly every manufacturer at CES prepping a rival, the display component crunch could constrain the flow of tablets and hurt some manufacturers that aren't prepared.
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