I remain optimistic about the chances that another tablet other than the iPad will gain traction. There is no doubt that Amazon.com's Kindle Fire has a decent chance at success, for instance.
(It should be pointed out that while Android phones account for more web traffic in the U.S. than the iPhone, when you look at iOS versus Android – that is, the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch together – iOS still is on top by a healthy amount. In addition, the only other country than the U.S. where Android phone web traffic is currently higher than iPhone web traffic is Argentina, according to comScore.)
So, I wonder, will the fact that most new Android driven tablets have 7-inch displays mean that their owners will use them for web surfing infrequently? We'll see.
For now, I know one thing, TNM's traffic from tablet users is dominated by the iPad: 96.7 percent of all traffic last month that was identified as coming from a tablet owner came from the iPad. The Motorola XOOM accounted less than one-half of one percent of all traffic coming from a tablet.