Linked by David Adams on Tue 20th Dec 2011 06:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless 2011 will go down in the history books as a great year for tablets mostly for Apple's iPad however, not all tablet vendors fared as well as Apple. It's not for lack of products that prevented Android tablets from taking any market share away from Apple this year. By our calculation, over 100 tablets were introduced since the iPad however, we defy even the most tech-savvy of you to name more than a few of them. What was so wrong with the competition that it failed to make any inroads in the tablet market, at least until the Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook came along?
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err.. could it simply be quality?
by project_2501 on Tue 20th Dec 2011 08:29 UTC
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I am by no means a fan of the Apple walled garden model .. but I simply do not want to part with hard earned money on Android tablets that:

* look and feel like cheap plastic
* where the UI is butt ugly
* the app market may be bigger but "feels" like its mostly full of junk (I emphasise feels)
* all the significant 3rd parties will make their products work with Apple - whether its HiFi systems, newspaper apps, automated fridges, whatever. I just an advert on tele for a kids art package for a tablet - it wasn't an Android.

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It's the same with the phones too - great hardware in some cases .. but the OS looks and feels cobbled together.

WebOS tablets and phones anyone? ...

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