The tablet train has left the building

The latest figures are high; very high. Tablets are out there and on fire. The company International Data recently released a report saying that 70.8 million tablets will be out on the market by 2012. To further punctuate this, they said that the tablet market shot nearly vertical with a 45.1% growth in just the third quarter. For anyone still left wondering about these toys, stop wondering and start making your mobile app.

A few other tidbits of interest. One, an estimated 44.6 million tablets will ship in 2011. This number is constantly growing though so who knows where exactly this will land. The US will hog nearly 40% of those worldwide. After all, we can’t sip our lattes without having an iPad now can we?

In all, these numbers make more clear that which has been pretty clear all along; we have moved to mobile.