Tablets Are Tops When It Comes To Holiday Wish Lists

While the retail industry once benefited from year-end sales in categories from cameras to printers to desktop personal computers, this holiday brings the clearest signs yet that shoppers are focusing on one gadget in particular—tablets.  Consumer polls by research firm Parks Associates show that iPads are the most sought-after gadget gift for the second straight holiday season. In total, tablet shipments are on pace to rise more than 54 percent this year to 221.3 million units, from virtually nothing in 2010. Story.