I was browsing through Flipboard on my phone when I came across an article in an Indian publication wherein the tech pundit there thinks tablets are on the wane. He says his current device is about 3 years old now and succeeding devices have offered nothing new to make him consider upgrading. He also cites the rise of the phablet and lower cost laptops and convertibles as squeezing in on the tablet space. I can't really disagree. While I could easily go to a larger phone than my SIII, I am quite glad to have replaced my Touchpad with a Chromebook for most of my at-home browsing and I believe it would be a capable on-the-road device as well, what with both T-Mobile wireless data and wifi. Granted, the Touchpad was a dead-end, what with HP's fumbling but a lot of the frustrations I had with it, such as the onscreen keyboard, are common to all tablets. But that's just me (and at least one guy in India). I'm sure others find it perfect in their own scenario. I just wonder if, like so many other tech devices in the past, it may be allowed to die on the vine when the majority of consumer interest goes somewhere else.