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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Earl C Pottinger
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But clearly they are not doing as good a job as Apple's walled garden model.

The answer to me is to go the complete opposite, open their machines so users can do the things they can't do on Apple's hardware.

Remember the first reason microcomputers took off was that users were able to do stuff on them that they could not get done on the big iron of the time.

Many of my personal uses of computers can not be done on an Apple tablet, but runs fine on my net-book. It is not a matter of CPU power but how flexible the over-all environment is.

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