Juniper Research estimates that tablet shipments will increase from 17.6 million tablets in 2010 to 55.2 million this year and reach 253 million units in 2016.
Netflix's move was probably prompted by the debut of the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet as well as Amazon streaming video service, which competes with Netflix.
Just in time for holiday shopping, rival e-readers jockey over social features, extras, ads (or not), and prices.
Three new devices are ready to take on the iPad 2 this holiday season. But do they have what it takes to dethrone the king?
Two new tablets from Amazon and Barnes & Noble use a handheld media-consumption approach to battle the Apple iPad.
B&N's Nook Tablet is fast, has a dynamite display, and will give Kindle Fire and other value tablets a run for their money.
Use our spec comparison chart to quickly see how the new Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet compares to Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet.