Summer time is the perfect chance for people to hit the road with their families and see the sights. Roadtrips have been a North-American tradition for decades. They always sound like a good idea when you head out, but by the third day of “Are we there yet?” the parents usually want to strangle someone. There was a clear trend this year however: instead of seeing 100$ DVD players strapped in front of children’s faces, I saw lots of iPads in their place. I was also guilty of this. Playing video on a tablet is just so much easier than shuffling through DVD discs, the custom battery charger, carrying an extra gadget. And most importantly, the screen is a lot bigger. But this isn’t an ad for Apple. The same would have been true for any tablet. In fact, less expensive tablets will probably start showing up more frequently, attached to headrests in cars everywhere in lieu of cheap DVD players.
Fast-forward a few years, and what do you think we’ll see? Those same tablets will have pervasive 3G/4G connections. And those same kids will grow up a little. Within 1-2 years, I’m convinced we’ll see the proliferation of “backseat …
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