Ten Devices Set to rival the iPad 2

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by iDan, Jun 28, 2011.

By iDan on Jun 28, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    While the iPad has had the benefit of a surprise attack, its successor will not be so lucky. Many manufacturers, some from the Android battlefront, others sporting original “home-made†operating systems have worked hard and prepared their reply to the new iPad 2.

    HP TouchPad
    Scheduled to reach stores on July 1, Hewlett Packard’s creation incorporates many interesting features, including the ability to connect an HP smartphone for data transfer purposes through a simple physical touch between the two devices. This and the improved webOS as well as full multitasking support make the TouchPad a powerful contender.

    RIM BlackBerry PlayBook
    While it will never match the iPad 2’s technical abilities, the Research In Motion tablet is a great alternative to Apple’s design for enterprise users, being perfectly compatible with BlackBerry smartphones.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
    Currently considered the best Android tablet on the market, it is clear why this device will strongly compete with the iPad 2. It’s 10.1 inch display will certainly attract consumers who want to enjoy games and other such forms of entertainment.

    Apple MacBook Air
    While some would say that comparing two different device types makes no sense, MacBook Air’s lightweight and thing profile, as well as the soon implementation of Max OS X Lion, which will bring multitouch gestures to the platform ensure that the iPad 2 will not be the only Apple product presenting sleek hand-on functionality.

    Sony S1
    The tablet will come with a 9.4 inch display and Android operating system. While it will certainly not beat the iPad 2, Sony’s implementation of Qriocity as well as the PlayStation Suite, a platform allowing users to enjoy old PS 1 games on the tablet, the S1 will most likely grab its fair share of the market.

    Sony S2
    A stronger creation from the manufacturing company, the S2 will come with two 5.5†displays that can be used either individually or together, creating unique possibilities in the tablet market. Moreover, to sustain this feature, the tablet will sport a clamshell design, enabling consumers to fold the device in order to increase its mobility. This tablet, perhaps even more so than the S1, will indeed prove to be a threat.

    Apple iPhone 4
    Again, like the MacBook Air, this will prove to compete with the iPad due to similarities in functions and design. Moreover, unlike the iPad 2, the iPhone 4 can also make calls.

    HP Pavilion dm3t Laptop
    While the tablet tries to incorporate as many work-related features, ultimately if users want to have increased productivity as well as speed, the Pavilion dm3t, around the same price as an iPad 2, will certainly appease them.

    Toshiba Thrive
    Perhaps not the best of the Android front, the tablet comes with a 10.1 inch display and a front as well as rear-facing cameras. However, coming on at $429.99 or $479.99 depending on storage, it is certainly cheaper than the iPad 2.

    Samsung Series 5 Chromebook

    Although certainly limited to a very select clientele, this notebook is small, easily mobile, and perfectly suited for users who run their daily routine around web-based apps.

    For more discussions on tablets, be sure to check out some of these sites: AndroidTablets.net, GalaxyTabForums.net, ThriveForums.org, XoomForums.com, TransformerForums.com

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Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by iDan, Jun 28, 2011.

    1. Mimshacktee
      Mimshacktee
      I think that was simply a function of the price drop sell off. You can't really say it was competition for the iPad.

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    2. Poisonivy
      Poisonivy
      Agree with that.
    3. Gunny008
      Gunny008
      Yeah I said the touchpad did well sarcastically! Shame though, webos is a decent os.

      Apple won't have any decent rivals for a long time yet!
    4. Cord
      Cord
      I would like to see Amazon's offering as they are projecting shipments of 5 million in the 4th quarter......
    5. thewitt
      thewitt
      Do you know how many Kindles they sold last year? 8m.

      They project 17m Kindles this year, in part because they plan to drop the price to $99 for Christmas sales for the entry level model.

      I would think that any Amazon tablet would steal market share from high end Kindle sales in the quarter, rather than open up new markets to them.

      The top priced Kindle sells for $379 today...

      -t
    6. jastinedrian
      jastinedrian
      I think the ipad's edge will be the appstore. I mean it has the largest and most reliable source of applications. Unless other tablets has a wide range of appstore, they can rival the ipad.
    7. bioshox
      bioshox
      The HP died... again.
    8. Kaykaykay
      Kaykaykay
    9. thewitt
      thewitt
      Ultimately we will see what the sales numbers show, but I'm betting that these sales cannibalize Kindle sales first and foremost. Amazon is still seen as a book seller by a huge segment of the market, and not a computing hardware supplier.

      -t
    10. Kaykaykay
      Kaykaykay
      Amazon is one of the top e-commerce sites in the world because it sells everything under the sun. The impression you describe is an outdated one, and I doubt that anyone who's an Amazon customer clings to that.

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