Guess What Could Stop the Tablet Revolution?

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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