Apple didn't design the iPad on April 29 and release it April 30. It takes time to develop a product and no one got started on that until a couple of months ago. No one is going to have a viable, realistic rival product for at least a year, though we'll see some half-assed halo products by Christmas (tablets that look similar superficially but are crude and less functional, likely able to play music and videos, fetch e-mail). The stuff we're seeing now was in development before there was an iPad to rival, and they're simply coat-tail riding the products to the unsophisticated.
So, how about we reserve judgement on these superior products until they actually exist? Hey, let's go really crazy and wait until they're released, and people have handled them and reviewed them! You don't bring down a tank with fairy dust and pixie glitter.
iPad killer? Nope. I think we're seeing some classic nipple theory playing out here.
Apple has grabbed hold of the tablet market's premium nipple, and I can't see them losing their grip unless they screw something up big time (unlikely at this stage). However, the value nipple is still wide open. That's where the next fight will be. It'll be interesting to see who gets it.
It's hard to take a product seriously when it clearly is just a copycat of what already exists. I mean, what kind of name is wiipad?? You just slapped together two big names.. You seriously couldn't do any better?
You mean like the fact that the iPad has been all but abandoned already? There has been no interesting iPad news since launch. No killer must have apps since PvZ (sad that a game is the best thing on the platform). Missing several essential apps. Apple didn't even feel it worthy of the sixty-something updates (thirty something critical) that recently were released for every other device on the OS....unless they screw something up big time...
Experiencing some serious buyers remorse. Please SOMEONE bring me an Android tablet. It's sad that I pick up my EVO more often than the iPad when at home.
Gregg G. - New Orleans, LA
Apple is a nobility,,others are Knights, who will win?
I've barely looked at my droid since my iPad came in and since the update unroofed me and I can no longer use it to tether it's basically useless.
I have to agree with Gentle. The apps for Android are generally crappy, mostly because you can't (without rooting and going through a certain process) install apps to the SD card. While the iPhone/iPad has a huge storage amount, even when an Android phone has 8GB not all of that is usually reserved for apps, especially on the older ones.
That being said, I'm still pre-ordering a Droid X.