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[Androidized] Can the Android Tablet Ecosystem Still Beat iPad?

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I keep hearing that the tablet market will be different *this time* because iPad is more like an iPod than a phone, or that Apple’s store are a huge advantage over competitors. I think those assumptions will be proven wrong within a year or so.
Source: http://www.androidized.com/can-the-a...ill-beat-ipad/
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I still don't see why would anyone buy a tablet.. Too big to be a phone, too slow to be a PC, too fragile to be a PDA..
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Don't care, as long as Android is successful enough to stay in business
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Besides building a decent tablet, to really beat the iPad, one needs to beat Apple's marketing team.
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I still don't see why would anyone buy a tablet.. Too big to be a phone, too slow to be a PC, too fragile to be a PDA..

Ever sit in front of the TV and lounge?


Too slow to be a PC? With remote desktop in the future, it will be an interface to your PC. Today, tablets are fast enough for media consumption.
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I don't think ppl looking at getting a new ipad or android tablet are exactly after a PC experience. They're after a better portable media/entertainment experience.

Too big to be a phone is actually what I'd think they're after - an iphone or android phone with a bigger screen to have more fun playing games, browsing the web and watching video/movies/streams.

I wouldn't be suprised if these ipads and android tablets start chewing into the console market. Release the next gen of ipad or android tablet with a faster cpu and gpu (AMD APU would be perfect ) and more memory and I'm sure some of the PS3 and Xbox game devs will start porting their games over
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If i could find something i could use a tablet for I would buy one. The problem is my laptop is fine for lounging in front of the tv, in bed, when i go out, etc. I already have a netbook that i hardly ever use, and a droidX which does everything a tablet does except it fits in my pocket.
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Don't care, as long as Android is successful enough to stay in business
Android is the most popular smartphone OS right now so it's definitely going to stay in business. Oh, and being made by Google certainly increases the odds a billion fold...
    
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The author was on to something. The Xoom is to expensive. People don't want to pay $600 dollars for Wifi only Tablet. Motorola missed the sweet-spot $400-500.
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I still don't see why would anyone buy a tablet.. Too big to be a phone, too slow to be a PC, too fragile to be a PDA..
I think the tablet is after a completely different market.
The casual user.
It is not meant for an enthusiast (unless your an apple enthusiast where you'll buy anything with fruit on it).
It is meant for somebody who needs email access and light document services. Along with those who are thrilled by simple games (read angry birds).

I think its like the Honda civic... there are a lot of people out there who just need a car that works... there are better options out there but it simply works. No it will not tow your boat or get you over a mountain pass but most people don't need that everyday.

Tablets also have the smell of new and cute, that can go along way for a lot of people... something to talk about and show off at the chic coffee shop.
Edited by Fooliobass - 3/16/11 at 11:10am
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