Rumours have been going wild from everyone about what product is going to go up against Apple and the iPad. They are starting to arrive and I bet there will be many more for the Christmas session. It’s going to get very confusing very quickly – Android 2.2 or 3.0 in the new year – Palm O/S – WIN7 and RIM with QNX. You are going to see lots of options with Android as any manufacture can use this. Palm O/S you will only see HP most likely, but HP will have and does have a WIN7 versions. Others will also be using WIN7 and QNX will be only on RIM offering.
One of the key features most if not all of these products will be a USB Ports and Flash support. Memory I believe will be key and one of the limiting factors with the iPad, what are people doing with these – reading and listening to books – Picture slide shows – what do these things use a lot of – MEMORY.
Viewsonic ViewPad 100 – 10″ WIN7 Atom N455
Just to mention a few, this market will be changing and I see too many options – key to success is the backend, the applications and ease of use.