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Analyst: iPad Rules the Holidays as “The Only Game in Town”



As we reported earlier this week, Apple blew out the competition when it came to prime real estate under the Christmas tree. Not only did Apple crush the competition when it came to laptops and MP3 players, the iPad rules and its rivals drool, according to an analyst Tuesday.

“Even with a handful of tablet competitors hitting the market, the iPad remained the only game in town” for the holidays, Wedge Partners analyst Brian Blair told investors. Blair called Apple’s rivals “junk for lack of a better word.”

Blair continues his blast against the iPad pretenders: “They are underpowered, poorly constructed and largely not ready for prime time.”

Just how well did Apple do over the holidays? We may have a better picture when the Cupertino, Calif. firm released first-quarter 2011 numbers on January 18. Maybe CEO Steve Jobs will make another unexpected cameo to trot out the good news?

[All Things Digital]


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