The Year of the Tablet Computer
Feb 18, 2010, 12:32 (0 Talkback[s])
"Apple announced their "iPad" earlier this year. With a
revolutionary device such as the iPhone already under their belt,
can Apple hope to dominate the tablet computer market in the same
way that they have crushed the smart phone market in recent years?
Initial signs point to no. Sure, there is going to be that
collective of die hard Mac users that flock to the latest shiny
product Apple releases and buy the iPad the day it releases,
however consider the following about the iPad:
" * Like iAnything, the iPad is going to have a locked amount of
* It lacks USB ports, meaning you can't really connect anything
useful to it
* It lacks flash support. Meaning a large portion of the web will
not function on it
* I could go on...
"With the iPad apparently set to fail to satisfy our
touch-technology needs from the start: Where is one to turn when
looking for a tablet computer in 2010?"