Enterprise Mobility: Apple iPad's Top 10 Grossing Apps of 2010

By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-12-14 Print this article Print
Apple iPads Top 10 Grossing Apps of 2010

Apple iPads Top 10 Grossing Apps of 2010

by Nicholas Kolakowski
Apple has released a list of the top-grossing iPad apps in 2010. Unlike its similar list for iPhone and iPod apps, many of the iPad apps are productivity related, suggesting that users view the tablets as more than simple media-consumption devices. Some games also made the list, including Scrabble and the ever-popular Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies. Over the past few months, analysts have debated the iPad's possible cannibalization of the netbook and laptop market . The general consensus seems to be that Apple's device is indeed pressuring the market for lower-cost notebooks, although some of those analysts have wondered whether the tablet form-factor can offer the same range of productivity as a traditional screen-and-keyboard. Given the following productivity apps' presence on the top-grossing list, though, it seems that many users using their tablets for daily workflow. In 2011, Apple could introduce a next-generation iPad with even more features-including front- and rear-facing cameras for video conferencing-that boost its office-centric capabilities.
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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