“Where is the iPad’s competition?” Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols writes for Computerworld. “By this time, I’d expected to see some real comers gunning for Apple’s iPad tablet. Hasn’t happened.”
“The first problem was that everyone underestimated just how popular the iPad would be,” Vaughan-Nichols writes. “Almost no one had their manufacturing ducks in a row. Even now you can see OEMs struggling with basic design issues. Will tablets with 7-in. displays sell? Maybe. Maybe not.”
Vaughan-Nichols writes, “So, for the time being, or at least through the 2010 holiday season, the iPad rules. Sometime in 2011, we’ll start seeing real competition, but not this year. I still think that the Android Linux models will be the first to give the iPad a real race. Unlike the other possible contenders, the Android Linux community already has a large group of application programmers ready and able to develop tablet apps, just as Apple does. But for now, it’s still an iPad world.”
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