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A new report from Mike Walkley, an analyst at Canaccord Genuity, seems to have caught Android users sneaking out the back door of iPad's house. Apparently, given the choice between an Android tablet or an iPad, Android smartphone users are crushing on the sexy iPad.
Although he did not back up his claims with any numbers, Walkley states: "Our smartphone and handset checks indicate iPads are selling better to Android smartphone users than the current Android tablets." He further claims, "With our checks indicating Android smartphone consumers are choosing the iPad versus Android tablets, we believe this is a powerful trend for Apple’s growing iOS base."
While, you can get an Android phone cheaper than an iPhone, and you can get a netbook cheaper than a MacBook, Apple users tend to stay on the farm regardless of what other vendors are releasing. Often citing ease of use and stable OS (as well as style, design, apps, etc.) as the reasons to stay with Cupertino. The iPad has been viewed as a "halo device," bringing new converts to Apple and additional Apple products.
Is the iPad so enticing that it will seduce Android users to other iOS and OS X devices? Maybe. Once you've gone Mac, you never go back.