According to early reviews of the HP TouchPad that hit the internet late Wednesday, the iPad is still king of the tablet world. The first webOS tablet arrives in stores on Friday, but at least one reviewer bills it as “mediocre,” despite ripping a page right out of Apple’s own playbook.
If you’ve been waiting the better part of 15 months to have an official Facebook app for your iPad, you’re not alone. Maybe you’ve even caved in and purchased one of the many third-party apps but have been left wanting more. A new report claims that your patience may soon be rewarded.
Apple has certainly held its own against a wave of contenders to the tablet throne this year, with only the $399 Asus Eee Pad Transformer coming anywhere near what could be considered modest success. On July 1, HP is going to throw its considerable weight into the mix with the long-awaited webOS-based TouchPad.
If you can’t beat ‘em, get crazy with ‘em -- that seems to be the philosophy of ASUS, the maker of inexpensive netbooks and now iPad-challenging tablets such as the sold-out everywhere Eee Pad Transformer. On Monday, the company announced their craziest tablet product yet.
If you’re the CEO of a company trying to market a tablet against the iPad onslaught, you might do well to heed the wisdom of NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, who seems to know exactly why your tablets can’t compete with Apple.
Just because we’re Mac|Life, that doesn’t mean we can’t tune in to how the other half lives. Case in point: Google’s annual I/O conference, which kicked off Tuesday morning with goodies for Android lovers in a rousing keynote address.
As if the iPad 2 needs any more of a boost in sales since many people still can’t get their hands on one, Apple has released a new television spot, “If You Asked,” highlighting all of the wonderful ways people might describe their favorite tablet.
Announced for preorder last month, Adobe has started shipping their latest Creative Suite 5.5 software, including packaged, download and subscription options. The company has also taken the wraps off their new turnkey solution, Digital Publishing Suite, for publishing content to the iPad and other tablets.
As competitors continue to venture back to the drawing board to figure out ways to top the iPad, research firm Canalys announced today that Apple took 74% of the tablet market in Q1. What is even more telling, is they figured that if you count the iPad, Apple's PC sales grew an astonishing 187.9% year over year!
If the current crop of Android-based tablets have been unable to dethrone the iPad, perhaps Sony will succeed where others have failed. That’s the logic behind a pair of tablets launched at a media event in Japan overnight, although you’ll have to wait for the leaves to start falling to get one.