StoutFiles - 7:48 pm on Jul 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
but ...why? tablets are a long lived niche, at best, IMHO. Never were bestsellers.
Because Apple did it, and Apple is "cool".
I worry about everyone else trying to play catch up though. It won't matter if their product is better, they need to work on their image by inventing new things, that's what really matters. The Zune could be 100 times better than the iPod...but it's a Zune, nobody cares. Say everyone catches up in the tablet compartment, then Apple releases an Apple TV, their "revolutionary" 46 inch TV that can access apps like Netflix. Now Microsoft and the others have to invent a TV that does this.
At this rate Apple will stay cool and lead the pack, while all the others will be considered second rate sheep. Stop trying to copy Apple and do something new, because I agree, tablet computers are a niche that only Apple could make popular...because they're Apple. They have a great image that the other companies would kill for.
I remember when Google had that kind of clout. What happened Google?