“Apple controlled 95 percent of the emerging market for tablet computers with its iPads in the July-to-September quarter, research firm Strategy Analytics (SA) said on Tuesday,” Tarmo Virki reports for Reuters. “The competition in the market is, however, tightening fast with handset vendors and PC makers moving into the new category of devices, between traditional PCs and smartphones, taking a cue from the success the iPad, a 10-inch touchscreen tablet that began selling in April.”
MacDailyNews Take: “Taking a cue” means ripping off without really understanding what they’re trying to rip off. Throwing cameras and USB ports on your fake iPad isn’t the answer. The answer is a decade plus of preparation; many years of laying the foundation required for superior user experiences.
Virki reports, “SA analyst Neil Mawston said the other platforms — Android, Microsoft, MeeGo of Nokia and Intel, Hewlett-Packard’s webOS and RIM’s Blackberry — have already much ground to make up.”
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