I bought my first tablet about 6 years ago, the original Nexus 7 by Google and Asus. It was also the only tablet I ever bought. Back then, I didn't really have that much of a use for it. I had my smartphone for mobile computing/connectivity and my laptop for more serious computing/productivity. The tablet fit somewhere in between, but ultimately it outlived its usefulness and I never bought another tablet. Many people probably felt the same way, as tablet shipments have been declining for 15 straight quarters now, with so signs of improving. As smartphones got bigger and laptops became thinner and thus more portable, perhaps people just no longer see a need for tablets.
Having said that, I bought a tablet for my grandmother yesterday as requested by my mother, so we could video call her instead of just voice calls. The sales rep was telling me that the model I bought (Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite) was selling like hotcakes. People loved the fact that it wasn't too expensive, had a relatively high-res display, and dual speakers, making it great for media consumption. This got me thinking if I should give tablets another go. I definitely don't need one, but the inner child in me (and the adult geek) would love a new toy to play with.
Do any of you currently own a tablet? How do you use it in your daily routines? If you don't have one, do you have any interest in getting one?