“I genuinely believe that it is possible to compete with the iPad,” Ben Bajarin writes for TechPinions. “I don’t think it’s easy. I don’t think many companies can; but I don’t think it is impossible.”
“There is always room to innovate. The problem is simply that the companies attempting to create competing touch computers don’t understand touch computing or the market dynamics for tablets,” Bajarin writes. “It seems as though many vendors and software platform providers believe that by simply slapping a touch screen on a piece of hardware, regardless of what that hardware looks like, that it will hit the market and instantly be competitive. This is the fallacy number one.”
Bajarin writes, “Touch computing requires a touch based ecosystem. This is everything from carefully designed hardware, software, and to a degree services, all around touch (not mouse and keyboard) as a computing paradigm. This is no trivial task. Android is a weak touch computing ecosystem in my opinion. Mostly due to Android being an advertising strategy not a software strategy to Google. Time will tell with Windows 8 what kind of touch computing platform it truly becomes. Windows 8′s success rests largely on the hardware manufacturers and software developers ability to understand touch computing and develop a truly competitive ecosystem.”
More fallacies in the full article here.
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