The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Eric Bleeker, senior technology analyst, and Jeremy Phillips, CTO, discuss topics around the investing world.
In today's edition, Eric and Jeremy continue their rundown of tech trends for 2012 by looking at the future of the tablet market. Last year opened with huge amounts of optimism surrounding tablets, but competitors were unable to undercut Apple's aggressive price point on the iPad. As the tablet market turns the corner, Amazon.com has found a way to cut into Apple's pricing advantage: Lose a lot of money and try making it up through follow-on sales. As Eric and Jeremy see it, this approach will create a two-horse tablet race in 2012. Apple has managed to hold onto its outsized selling price on iPhones as Android competitors entered the fray and took low-end market share. Will the tablet market play out the same way?