"Our estimate is that the exhibitors may make public up to 100 new tablet models," during the five-day Taipei International Information Technology Show, which opens on May 31, Chang said.
The global tablet market hit an estimated 16 million units last year, with volume forecast to surge to 43 million units in 2011, according to online wholesale electronics shop
Taiwan's quasi-official Institute for Information Industry.
Chang predicted that Apple, which held an overwhelming 95 percent share of the market last year, would face mounting challenges from competitors, even if its status as market leader was not in question. starzmart