However with all that said, reference was made to the fact that
Europe is the world’s largest market for consumer electronics and home appliance sales, representing 29%. And this year is said to be the year of the tablet PC. So, could it be possible that retailers will justify investing in an iPad (or equivalent) for their showrooms as a new gadget to design kitchens and bathrooms on? And will consumers start to use tablets not just as detergent, but as devices to control their washing machine start time or oven temperature? Why not take a trip to IFA in Berlin from September 2-7 to find out? I know I will...!