Posts tagged with 'tablets'
The iPad's been around for a while now, and although reviews have generally been positive, their are a few Flash and USB-shaped tweaks that many consumers are clamouring for.
Luckily, every electronics
company worth their salt has decided to ignore Steve Jobs’ recent
disparaging comments and are currently rushing out hundreds of slate
computing options in the hope of slicing off a piece of the
sure-to-be-massive tablet computing pie.
With so many quirkily named
Korean imports doing the rounds, we decided it was time to have a look
through the top options and see how they shape up, and if they could be
responsible for the iPad’s recent poor market performance.
Just in time
for Christmas, here are my top ten alternative tablet options:
When Apple released the iPad earlier this year, there was a lot of discussion and debate about the fate of tablet devices. Was there a need for them? Did consumers really want them? Where in the computing food chain might they fit in?
Months later, Apple has sold millions iPads, confirming at a minimum that there is a market for tablet devices. But it's still not clear what impact they'll have on computing over the long-term.
Earlier this week, Apple made an announcement that produced many headlines: in the 80 days following the debut of the iPad, the company has sold 3m tablets. For those of us who wondered if the iPad would sell, the answer is clearly a resounding "Yes!"
Not surprisingly, Apple's early success with the iPad has given a new form of ammunition to those who believe that the PC's best days are behind it. Even Steve Jobs stated earlier this month, "PCs are going to be like trucks. They’re still going to be around,
they’re still going to have a lot of value, but they’re going to be
used by one out of X people."
In April, Apple CEO Steve Jobs explained in detail why consumers aren't
going to see Flash support on the iPhone and iPad. Long story short:
Adobe Flash "is no longer necessary." Although Apple's lack of support for Flash is often cited as an
iPhone/iPad drawback, Flash certainly isn't going to win a whole lot of
popularity contests either. But the question remains: is there a place
for Flash in the mobile market?
We may soon have an answer.