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Can enterprises keep up with tablet growth?

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8/4/2011 08:23 PM EDT

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asimecs
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re: Can enterprises keep up with tablet growth?
asimecs   8/26/2011 9:15:48 PM
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Please read the following article to get an update of the Apple vs Android battle. Looks like the robot is losing to a fruit. http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20110824PD214.html Monica Chen, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Thursday 25 August 2011] Seeing that total sales of non-Apple tablet PCs cannot even reach 10 million units, while Apple has been filing patent lawsuits against its competitors, disrupting their strategies, non-Apple players have already lost their confidence in the profit potential of the the tablet PC market despite Google being set to release its latest Android operating system codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich at the end of 2011.. Compared to Apple's integrated hardware and software solution, Android still has many issues which need to be improved, noted the sources, adding that Apple's brand popularity is leaving Android-based machines only able to compete through low prices...

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KB3001   8/9/2011 4:05:17 PM
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@emmsys, I have always admired Apple but I am not sure its current dominance of the smart phone/tablet market will last. Sooner or later Android will take over. Yes, Google and Co. have yet to create the right ecosystem but it's just a question of time. Apple must keep reinventing itself all the time. All it needs is for Apple to get one single product wrong, and they will lose the top spot. An open infrastructure with a giant like Google behind it cannot fail in the end.

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emmsys   8/9/2011 3:11:21 PM
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KB3001 I disagree. I am not an Apple fanboy but I think Apple showed us that having a "closed" infrastructure doesn't impede much in terms of growing an ecosystem. I do think that tablets are nifty little things though (and I totally didn't "get them" initially). They aren't a "jack-of-all-trades" like full laptops are, but what tablets CAN do, they do extremely well. My wife and I use our iPad (it was a gift!) for all web browsing, recipe downloading, news reading, task managing, note-taking etc. etc. needs. Why? Because of its instant-on ability and slick interface. By the time you flip up the screen of a laptop (never mind waking from sleep) you will already be in an app tapping, swiping or reading away. The only way to appreciate a tablet is to have one for a couple of weeks and to "force" yourself to use it and take advantage of things like news apps, note-taking apps etc. They are pretty slick (regardless of the OS behind it). It was the same thing for me with the whole e-reader/e-book thing. My friend showed me a Kindle and I was immediately hooked. If that didn't happen, I would never have an e-reader at home now.

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KB3001   8/9/2011 1:04:11 PM
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Nice article Mitch. I would add that Google tablets will help develop the required ecosystem quickly. The more open the infrastructure the quicker the ecosystem develops.

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