incrediBILL - 11:40 pm on May 23, 2010 (gmt 0)
blind faith in Android without ever explaining why it's so great
There is no blind faith.
I reviewed the iPhone, played with one for a few days, got my hands on the Palm Pre, and they just weren't for me for various reasons. The iPhone was locked on AT&Ts junk network in the US and the Palm simply was too small and had too few apps.
It's not just me, lots of people are buying Androids in droves, lots of people are developing for Android too, the numbers don't lie.
I don't have to defend Android, the shift in the marketplace says it all.
Android will remain a platform for male geeks.
Almost spit my soda across the room.
I wouldn't say that to my wife, she loves her Android phone too, so do her friends.
FWIW, I don't dislike Palm, I just prefer Android more, which many other consumers do as well which is why the Android phones are selling like wildfire.
That's why I originally questioned HP's purchase of Palm, why bring out a Slate with a platform that has far less app software available?
It makes no sense in the long run as the new Dell Android tablet will probably bury the HP Slate on lack of apps alone, that and the fact that people in love with the millions of Android phones will probably give and Android tablet a chance.
TBH, I was more looking forward to a Windows 7 tablet from HP more than Android, something that could run my desktop software, but that ship has sailed.