The year of the slate?

I've harped on in the past on what the convergence of the mobile phone and digital signage could mean but now add the slate to that mix. One has to wonder if the stationary display - so called digital signage - will be relevant, or if proximity - opt in - display on your personal device will be the wave to ride. No answers, just wondering...

"Next year is shaping up to be the year of the slate computer"

via Why a Google Slate Could Dominate – GigaOM.