"I have no doubt that Linux-based tablets will
eventually be winners. I've been unimpressed though at how slowly
the Linux tablet OEMs have been about getting their products to
market. Those that have made it tp store shelves, like the Augen
GenTouch78, haven't been much good. Things are about to change. The
forthcoming Nook Color and the rumored Amazon Kindle Tablet will
bring good Linux-powered tablets to users this year after all.
"I knew that dedicated e-readers would die off. What I didn't
see happening was that the e-reader vendors would also see that
happening and start transforming their Android Linux-powered
e-reader devices into tablets."