Apple's fanbase is one that is admired by A LOT of companies. They have the leg up on everyone else because they breed the perception that Apple products are the best. Whether that's the reality or not, it's hard to convince consumers otherwise.
I think tablet market is getting really interesting with XOOm and ipad2 but there is other potentail payers like HP, RIM ah their tablets and Notionink who are going to launch soon. But apple always has the advantage to actually bring a different product into the market before every one. Probably it will take only few months to actually decide the clear winner in the tablet segment.
I agree with you Bolaji, In addition,I like to also add that Xoom came out with 1G RAM while Ipad 2 came out with 512MB.
Apple gave customers the choice of prices that are determined by the internal storage capacity which ranges from 16G/32G/64G while xoom came out straight with 32G Internal memory capacity(Probably for now ). With this, customers can easily buy at their pocket level.
Thanks for the article Bolaji. iPAD -2 is released. Some of the major changes are, iPad -2 is thinner and lighter than most its rivals. iPad -2 has largest available built-in storage (64GB), but the Xoom probably is providing 32GB of internal storage plus expandable storage via an SD Car. Some of the factors which could work in favour of iPad-2 are
Bolaji, major players are realized that apart from smart phone sector tablets are another sector where they can dominate. That’s why almost all the major Smartphone players are planning to either shift or focus their base to tablet computing sector too. It is expected to be more than a million dollar turn over market in coming few years from handheld computing devices. So everybody wants to make use of this market. Yesterday Apple released their IPad 2 and coming days more players declares their role of contribution to this sector (RIM Playbook, Motorola –Xoom etc).
As a result of this tablet war, customers are going to be benefited in different ways. Some of the major customer benefits are advance hand held devices with better features and computing power, variety of customized applications etc. Moreover, we can expect all these feature with a competitive price too.
I am curious to see how the RIM PlayBook compares to the iPad as well.I am all for other players to jump into the tablet arena and take their best shot, but my gut feeling is that most will not even be on par with the first generation iPad device, let alone the iPad 2.
Great comparison of these tablet computers! it must be intimidating for any new vendor to enter the competition whichh is lead by Apple. The hardware metrics seems to be an area that Zoom has taken to another level. Each of these vendors is trying to outrun the other to gain strategic advantage or maintain the lead in the case of Apple.
I see that Zoom tried to catch up on apple's dominance by adding 2 cameras, that is innovative. I have not had time to make this comparisons but I am curious about manipulations made to the software applications and/or the operating systems by each of these companies.
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