Laptop Thoughts - News & Reviews on Laptops, Netbooks, Slates, and More

Be sure to register in our forums! Share your opinions, help others, and enter our contests.


Android Thoughts

Loading feed...

Windows Phone Thoughts

Loading feed...

Digital Home Thoughts

Loading feed...




Go Back   Thoughts Media Forums > LAPTOP THOUGHTS > Laptop Thoughts News

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-13-2011, 12:00 AM
Hooch Tan
Contributing Editor
Hooch Tan's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 918
Send a message via ICQ to Hooch Tan Send a message via MSN to Hooch Tan Send a message via Yahoo to Hooch Tan
Default Twice the Tablet, Twice the Failure

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.zdnet.com/blog/perlow/blackberry-playbook-vs-hp-touchpad-a-tale-of-two-failures/17683' target='_blank'>http://www.zdnet.com/blog/perlow/bl...-failures/17683</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Someday, not very far in the future, in business school, the tales of both the BlackBerry PlayBook and the HP TouchPad will both be told. It will be recounted that when it finally came time for both of these companies to execute in their attempts to adequately compete with Apple&rsquo;s iPad and Google Android Tablets, they both failed miserably."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1310503586.usr20447.jpg" style="border: 0px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Two hot tablets have come to market, and both are being panned by many writers are pale comparisons to the iPad 2, Android tablets, and even the original iPad.&nbsp; While the PlayBook and TouchPad can hardly be considered great successes, it should be noted that they both are operating off of relatively new operating systems.&nbsp; The hardware buried inside these babies seems to be pretty comparable to other tablets on the market, but what they have in hardware, they seem to lack in software.&nbsp; They do not have the wonderful polish that Apple puts on its products, and they haven't had the experience and numerous releases that Android has gone through to adapt to the tablet.&nbsp; If either BlackBerry or HP are committed to the market, we might see these tablets given a chance to mature, and possibly, act as serious contenders for your tablet dollars.</p>
 
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-13-2011, 12:11 AM
Jason Dunn
Executive Editor
Jason Dunn's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 29,160

It's simply too early to call either tablet a failure - I mean, seriously, give it six months and see how things shake out. The Playbook in particular has a really impressive OS and nice hardware - it just needs some time for the software to mature.
__________________
Want to contact me personally? Use this. Want to read my personal blog? Check it out. Want to follow me on Twitter? Here you go.
 
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-13-2011, 04:59 AM
Sven Johannsen
Editorial Contributor
Sven Johannsen's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 5,411

One thing they both did right is pricing. They are at or less than the cheapest iPad. Even if your device compares comparably with a higher end iPAD based on features, and compares favorably in price with the higher end iPad, you always hear, but it's so much more than an iPad, they are only $499.

I have to agree with Jason, give them a chance. There are things about them that I'm sure would appeal to RIM and WebOS users. There may not be as many of them looking for a tablet, and if they ask around, how many of their friends do you suppose have iPads.
__________________
Sometimes you are the anteater, sometimes you are the ant.
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:13 AM.