When it comes to iPad competition, we know there’s a lot coming. We’ve mentioned a few in the past, but there’s tablets coming from Acer, Asus, BlackBerry, HP, LG, Motorola, Toshiba, and Viewsonic to name but a few.
RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook is being mentioned as one of the better tablet offerings for this year.
We wouldn’t be surprised if Nokia dropped something by this year either.
That should tell you that tablets and slates are this year’s “hot product,” and anyone and everyone will be trying their hand at releasing one.
Right now, the Apple iPad 2 is probably the best tablet around, but that could change very quickly.
If there’s one thing that Samsung has shown us with the Galaxy Tab 10.1v, it’s that competitors can really bring something strong against the iPad. It’s true that the Galaxy Tab 10.1v is the first incarnation of Honeycomb we’ve seen and it still has bugs. That said, it’s still an excellent product, even with its bugs.
There are things this reviewer prefers in Android over Apple’s iOS, such as multiple widget screens, Flash compatibility, and a more open marketplace. And with loads more tablets on the way from various manufacturers – each likely to have their own unique features – the world of tablets can only get more interesting.