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    Quote Originally Posted by donka View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DUTCH VanAtlanta View Post
    HP and MS have dropped their plans for a tablet.

    I believe HP have only dropped their plans for a Windows powered tablet.
    actually, more recently, they have denied dropping those plans. The last thing I saw, they were still planning a WebOS consumer-oriented tablet and a Windows 7 Enterprise/business-oriented tablet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrecklass View Post
    Actually for many people the big benefit to Android is the fact that there are numerous vendors and lots of choices.

    The situation is almost exactly the same as the OS desktop wars of the 80's and 90's. Apple is once again playing the part of their OS on their hardware with limited, but quality choices.
    I agree Wrecklass that multiple vendors will provide a long term benefit because competition is always good for the consumer. The problem that I predict will happen in these early stages of this new platform is that the multitude of various companies producing "me too" tablets is that it will cause confusion in the marketplace. One potential problem for Android systems is the need for companies to differentiate themselves will cause them to develop proprietary features that will hurt the evolution of the OS. I'm not familiar with the android phones but I use the Windows mobile as a model. What initially was a very powerful OS became hampered by trying to spread it's use over various hardware platforms that it became very generic. Your going to have a lot of misses before there becomes some stability. Hopefully, the platform doesn't get ruined in the process. (I.e. UMPC etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alanfujii View Post
    One potential problem for Android systems is the need for companies to differentiate themselves will cause them to develop proprietary features that will hurt the evolution of the OS. I'm not familiar with the android phones but I use the Windows mobile as a model. What initially was a very powerful OS became hampered by trying to spread it's use over various hardware platforms that it became very generic. Your going to have a lot of misses before there becomes some stability. Hopefully, the platform doesn't get ruined in the process. (I.e. UMPC etc)
    I don't believe it will. HTC Sense and stock Android UI are becoming the defacto standard. Most of the cheap devices rely on the stock interface which is quite good. Sense is also very good.

    Android 3 (Gingerbread) will be all about improving the standard UI. I think that while some of the devices will be crap, just like some PCs are, the consumer choices available will make the platform thrive.
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    I'm up for some healthy competition.

    Think about it, when ford came out with their first vehicle, flat black pickup that's all there was. Now you have thousands of vehicle choices to fit the needs of buyers. I need an suv for my dog. My girl needs a car for mpg to get to work.

    Same with cellphones. Remember them brick phones? Then nokias. Now choice. I got the iPhone because I'm an office guy. My construction crew can't have an iPhone because it won't last. But drop their nextel 5 stories and "beepbeep" it still works.

    I'm not going to degrade another companies effort to get into the market with their product. If I like it, and it fits my needs I'll buy it. I'd rather have choices than one solution.

    I picked the iPad over the tablet pc because of size an battery power. I gave up memory and freedom for size, battery, and simplicity.

    The blackberry does look good though. I'm sure a little better and virus free from the hp slate
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