No question iPad will dominate in 2012, but now with Microsoft throwing its hat in the ring, lets start placing our bets! 2013 is Apples to loose if they don't start expand their offerings. About 2/3 of the Android tablet selection is 8" and smaller tablets in the $99 to $299 price range, letting that segment go unchallenged will at least will keep Android alive in tablets. The market is awash with the <8" tablets people are buying (no matter how crappy the quality) simply becuase they look more attractive with tight budgets, and the Kindle Fire sold millions despite a smaller screen. Size is not a big hindrance. Microsoft "Surface". Sure, looks great on the surface, but can it challenge iPad? Absolutely! Don't ignore the social network Live Anywhere built up around the XBox, and MS put a 16% stake in Barnes & Noble Nook to secure an eBook line, so they do have some a foundation to work on. On aside, Nokia is still top cell phone maker, and while they in tough times, their WinPhone offerings may (or not) may be a new start. The way I see it is "Surface" has the potential to crush Android more then challenge iPad. I expect Android users who are less then pleased with those tablets but not wanting to go iPad will jump on Surface becuase, ironically, Microsoft is offering a fully integrated software/hardware system and may offer a better experience, just like iPad and iOS. Microsoft still has some very keep pockets to build up the eco system, not to mention millions of PC's. There may also be a alliance of sorts between Apple and Microsoft against Google (case in point the joint purchase of Nortel patents). Google is likely to come out with surprises too, after all, they purchased Motorola Mobility, so now they can make fully integrated products as well. I am pretty sure they are takeing MS threat very seriously. 1st iPad 2ed Android, just 3ed Microsoft in close 3ed 2013 will be an interesting year.