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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Also you comment is totally missing the point, we are talking about the interface between the person and the machine not how you repair it.

99% of all bicycles work more or less the same with minor difference, unless you have a penny farthing, a recumberate or a fixed gear.

Not quite. The OP of this thread stated "I want a tablet on which I can install Linux, Java, Python, etc... if I want to".

For me, this falls in the "easily serviceable" category. A device can provide this kind of option, typically with a "root switch" deep in the settings or an unlocked bootloader, without harming the normal user experience in anyway.

I stand corrected about bikes, though ;) I was thinking about low- and mid-end hybrid bikes (sub-600€), which is what I'm familiar with. On those, you really know what to expect, except for a few nonstandard oddities like saddle tube thickness or tire width. From that point, I was incorrectly assuming that the rest of the bike world just follows.

Edited 2011-12-22 08:44 UTC

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