ByronM - 12:13 pm on Oct 6, 2010 (gmt 0)
That's no different than the Android phone market and it makes for an interesting set of choices opposed to the iPad/iPhone one-size-fits-all. At least you can pick a device that fits your budget and personal style instead of forcing your budget and personal style to fit the device.
Sure, choice is nice but on the Cell phone side they at least standardize around the google app store and functionality. On the tablets, there is no market place and if there is to be a market place it is only authorized for tablets that have carrier agreements.
Performance is also a much larger issue on a tablet device vs a phone. Some of these "tablets" have cpus slower/half the speed of cell phone cpus in order to keep prices down and performance/functionality suffers. Add to that the fact these devices aren't authorized and have no app store and you have to sideload stuff and run terribly outdated versions of the OS (mostly to keep you from trying flash which would be too slow)